Business owners across the country are working every day to keep their businesses open safely and sustainably during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time that Congress revisit liability protection, according to an op-ed by Stephen N. Reed, former deputy secretary of state for West Virginia in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
“What everyone is looking for during these uncertain times is stability and security. Reasonable liability protections are a great way to provide a reasonable safety net to these businesses and organizations,” Reed wrote. “No small business that has demonstrably complied well with COVID-19 restrictions should be forced to close their doors fighting a frivolous lawsuit.”
A national survey released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform shows that almost eight in ten Americans across the political spectrum agree: employers who follow the latest government health guidelines should be protected from COVID-related lawsuits.