Van Kampen Law was recently featured on WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Anchor Brittney Johnson interviewed Josh Van Kampen about the biggest COVID-19 safety concerns people are facing on the job and what to do if your job puts you at risk. Learn what you can do if your job puts you at risk of COVID-19 and see the laws that protect public health whistleblowers against retaliation.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld a local jury verdict that ordered Florida-based Summit Contracting Group to pay $750,000 to the fired worker, Justin Driskell of Georgia. The ruling closed legal gaps that let companies fire workers who raise health and safety complaints at an important time as workers raise COVID-19 related health and safety concerns in the workplace.
After an attack on the job, Justin Driskell takes his case against Summit Contracting, Inc. to the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court in the District Court of Western North Carolina. Listen to court proceedings represented by Josh Van Kampen.
Given the recent pandemic due to COVID-19, many employees are concerned about their ability to earn an income if their workplace shuts its doors, or even if their hours are simply reduced – and rightfully so. Unfortunately, the law has some significant gaps when it comes to addressing such questions as these are unprecedented times that the law had not yet contemplated.