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Paul da Costa, Snyder Sarno; Cynthia Jacob, Fisher Phillips and Harris Freier, Genova Burns. (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Paul da Costa, Snyder Sarno; Cynthia Jacob, Fisher Phillips, and Harris Freier, Genova Burns. (Courtesy photos)

As coronavirus infections surge in New Jersey and elsewhere, some courts are grappling with a novel type of legal question: can an employee who contracts COVID-19 recover damages from an employer for failing to mitigate the risks of contracting the virus?

Already a handful of employers has been hit with litigation in connection with employees who became sick, and who claim safety precautions were missing from the workplace.

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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