Call OEN for Help with Your Covid-19 Workplace Safety Expert Witness Needs
Are you or your firm representing a client with a Covid-19 workplace safety issue?
Here at Orion Expert Network (OEN), we’ve been keeping an eye out on the emerging trends in the Covid-19 litigation universe. We’re seeing a distinct uptick in the number of cases involving Covid-19 and workplace safety.
There are a lot of obvious and not-so-obvious ways Covid-19 can affect workplace safety.
Before the vaccine was available, what were the organization’s remote work policies? For in-person employees, were established workplace health and safety protocols — such as regular cleaning and mask-wearing — followed?
For employees returning to the office now, are vaccination cards or proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test required? If there is a vaccine requirement, are there any exceptions? Are employees in violation terminated?
In service positions, are customers required to wear masks or show proof of vaccination? If they are permitted to go maskless, are employees, too? If so, why the discrepancy? What sick time policies for employees exist for the Covid-19 pandemic? What sick benefits are available to employees who contract Covid-19 on the job?
What healthcare benefits are available to part-time or full-time employees during the Covid-19 pandemic? Is severance available to employees who leave their jobs over a Covid-19 related issue? What about unemployment or union benefits?
Any of these workplace Covid-19 health and safety issues could easily boil over into a workplace dispute for one of your clients. No matter the Covid-19-related issue, we here at OEN would put together a talented set of professionals to provide your expert witness needs.
Here, you would probably need a medical expert, such as a doctor, to attest to any testing for or symptoms related to Covid-19 or other illnesses. A HR expert or workplace safety professional would likely be needed to attest to workplace conditions or healthcare policies. Where there is a union involved, an expert on the union’s policies and procedures would be useful as well.
It all depends on the elements of your case and the facts that you need to prove and the overall case that you need to make. Sounding like a lot of work? You worry about the other stuff. Let us here at OEN take care of your expert witness needs so you can focus on your client. Call OEN today at 617–528–0055 or email us at email@example.com.