Washington Retail has joined a letter to Congress in support of national legislation to protect the liability of retailers from COVID-related lawsuits for frontline workers and businesses. A bill was introduced into the U.S. Senate this week.
It seeks to protect businesses from the exorbitant costs that can result from frivolous lawsuits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such expenses threaten the continued recovery of the U.S. economy and the jobs of retail employees, the letter states.
In seeking temporary relief for retailers during the pandemic, the bill would provide a national baseline of protection to stop a growing wave of lawsuits from inhibiting the return of a robust economy and healthy citizenry, the letter states. Read the text of the letter here.
The National Retail Federation released a statement this week on behalf of Congressional efforts to protect the liability of businesses during the pandemic.