Family sues Publix over deli worker’s death from COVID-19 | Burns & Wilcox

The family of a 70-year-old man who died of COVID-19 complications files suit against his employer after he was allegedly prohibited from wearing a face mask at work. Gerardo Gutierrez was employed at a Publix grocery store in Miami Beach, Florida when he was infected with coronavirus in early April. At that time, Publix had mask-wearing restrictions in place for workers in its deli, meat and seafood departments. Gutierrez family’s lawsuit alleges that the store’s mask policy led to his death.

 

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