Lawsuits Look to Recover Unpaid Wages for Time Spent in COVID-19 Screenings

Last Updated on January 11, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Workers who are required to undergo COVID-19 health screenings before the start of their shifts and who are not being paid for this time.
What’s Going On?
Class action lawsuits are being filed alleging some companies have enacted illegal policies that require workers to submit to daily health screenings without pay.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help workers recover wages for the time they’ve spent waiting for and undergoing COVID-19 health screenings prior to work. Since these screenings occur on a daily basis, it’s possible workers may have been illegally deprived of a considerable amount of wages.
Can I Be Fired for Speaking Up?
Federal law prohibits employers from firing or otherwise retaliating against employees simply because they’ve exercised their legal rights.