Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 2 months ago

Does a company keeping some stores temporarily closed due to COVID-19 despite being legally able to re-open establish liability when they do?

Update:

They can no longer say that they are only following local mandates, so when they eventually re-open, that’s essentially a statement that they deem it safe to do so.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I see what you’re saying. It’s similar to how once an internet platform starts censoring user content, they assume liability for what’s on their platform.

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Some are because operating at 25% capacity will cost them more than being shut down

  • 2 months ago

    No, not a bit. In fact, they're avoiding it.

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  • 2 months ago

    NOT opening  CAN'T establish liability.

    If anything it establishes they were not confident they could open sooner and still comply with government mandates.

    Note: No business can EVER guarantee complete safety. Taking more time to ensure they are doing every thing they can would be an argument in their favor regarding liability.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Liability for what? Your conspiracy theory is stupid.

    • Anonymous2 months agoReport

      Everyone else figured it out. Context. Liability for employees getting COVID-19.

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  • 2 months ago

    Just the reverse. Some companies are worried that if they reopen and a customer contracts the virus they will be held liable for opening too soon. Congress needs to fix that.

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