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What if Your Business Is Essential, But Your Employees Are Afraid to Report to Work?

April 3, 2020 • Webinar

Starts: 3:00 PM (EDT)
Ends: 4:00 PM (EDT)

As COVID-19 infections continue to mount, reports of employees becoming increasingly concerned about having to report to worksites across the country in service of essential businesses are escalating. Anxious employees are refusing to come to work, and in some cases, have already lodged formal complaints in court and with relevant agencies, notwithstanding the myriad efforts undertaken by their employers both to adhere to CDC guidance and implement wide ranging safety measures. 

Please join us for a discussion of (i) the steps essential businesses can and should take when their employees refuse to work to report citing concerns about COVID-19; (ii) concrete measures employers should implement to satisfy their legal obligation to provide a safe work environment; and (iii) the legal risks associated with failing to do so. 

Contact: Crowell & Moring Events (

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Ellen Moran Dwyer
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2574
Daniel W. Wolff
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2621
Glenn D. Grant
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2852
Anne Elise Herold Li
Partner – New York
Phone: +1.212.895.4279