Is there any duty for the employer to compensate employees who have contracted the virus?

Currently, there is no requirement for an employer to compensate employees who have contracted the virus. However, certain State Governments have issued notifications/orders requiring employers to grant 28 days of paid leave to employees who have been infected with COVID - 19. If an employee gets infected due to coming to work, it may be possible for the employee to file a tortious claim for damages against the employer.

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