Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida

Q: Can I sue my job for negligence if my supervisor isn’t following mask mandates at work

He doesn’t wear his mask in close proximity to me and my fellow workers even though we have mandatory mask mandates at my job. He even allows some employees to ignore the same mask mandates.

1 Lawyer Answer
Linda Liang
Linda Liang
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is a tough one. Negligence means a person fails to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. Whether a person should wear mask is subject to question. There is no fixed standard regarding this. Needless to say, you must prove that you suffer injury (infected by your coworkers as the consequence). If you can't, you do not have a cause of action.

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