OHS Canada: Director and officer liability from COVID-19 workplace exposure
Legal exposure may be limited, but still important to address
On March 11, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been highly disruptive of socio-economic activity in Canada and around the world.
This has given rise to governance and leadership challenges, and decisions regarding the state of the workplace, as well as exposure to workers, clients, customers and patients in many businesses across Canada.
A central concern for many boards and CEOs has been the risk of potential legal liability for their organizations, individuals and themselves.