Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Asbestos Liability Lawsuits

Georgia Supreme Court ruled that family members of employees who are exposed to asbestos in the workplace cannot sue the employer as a result of coming into contact with the employees clothes away from the workplace.

The court concluded that "the holding in Widera is consistent with negligence law in Georgia" and that "an employer does not owe a duty of care to a third-party non-employee who comes into contact with its employee's asbestos-tainted work clothing at locations away from the workplace."
News Source: hr.blr.com  |  Published: February 28, 2005  |  Read Full Story

 

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