Small businesses across the country are trying to balance reopening with protecting their employees and customers. One key concern for many is the fear of COVID-related lawsuits. Without liability protections, many small business owners could face a hard choice: permanently stay closed or reopen and risk a business-crippling lawsuit. Faces of Lawsuit Abuse asked small business owners across the U.S. to share their stories. This series allows you to hear directly from business owners like Tim Short, owner of Redmond’s Bar & Grill in Redmond, Washington.
Tim is going above and beyond to make sure his customers and employees are as safe as possible, but one thing Tim doesn’t want to worry about is a lawsuit related to COVID-19. Congress should protect businesses like Tim’s by passing timely, targeted and temporary liability protections.