Trump will sign a decree on the responsibility of employers during a pandemic

The administration believes that companies need protection in the event of claims from sick employees.

US President Donald Trump said that on Tuesday he would sign a decree related to the legal responsibility of employers in the situation with coronavirus.

Answering questions from reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the President said that the decree is related to the supply of meat products and that his administration is working with poultry producer Tyson Foods.

Administration officials and some congressional Republicans have pointed out that companies that open after the quarantine need protection from possible lawsuits from employees if they fall ill.

In their opinion, to open the economy, businesses must be sure of protection from such situations.

On Tuesday, during a conference call focused primarily on the situation of immigrants working in the health care sector, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer was asked about attempts by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to guarantee business protection from lawsuits.

“He claims that if an employer tells an employee to work next to a sick person without a mask, they will not be able to sue him? This is ridiculous,” Schumer said.

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