Wife Sues Husband’s Employer Over Her Covid Infection

It’s not been uncommon over the last year for families to sue businesses alleging that unsafe working conditions during the pandemic caused a worker’s illness. For the first time, however, a woman in California is suing her husband’s employer for spreading the virus to their household when she contracted the virus from her husband. The husband’s illness was covered by worker’s compensation so he is not able to sue the company directly. The couple’s attorney says the situation is no different than a worker who unknowingly brings home asbestos fibers from his workplace and makes his wife ill, a situation for which California holds the employer responsible. Read a summary of the case here.