A former staffer for Rep. Doug Lamborn is suing the Republican congressman from Colorado for taking a “reckless and perilous way” to COVID-19, allegedly risking workforce being inflamed through the virus.
Within the lawsuit, filed Thursday through former aide Brandon Pope within the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia, Pope additionally claims Lamborn retaliated in opposition to him “for searching for to give protection to workers from unsafe prerequisites.” Pope was once fired remaining December.
In keeping with the lawsuit, first reported through NBC Information, Lamborn “didn’t require workers within the District Place of work to put on mask, claiming that he would now not permit Space Management to dictate how he ran his place of job, and he didn’t allow all workers to social distance.”
After Lamborn and different workforce examined sure for the virus within the fall, the congressman “refused to put into effect or apply affordable and accountable COVID-19 protocols,” consistent with the lawsuit, together with through now not telling workforce that they’d been in shut touch with workers who have been inflamed.
Lamborn tested positive for the virus remaining November, his place of job stated on the time.
“The place of work protection allegations made through Mr. Pope are unsubstantiated and didn’t end result within the termination of his employment,” stated Lamborn spokesperson Cassandra Sebastian. “Congressman Lamborn appears to be like ahead to complete vindication as all info come to gentle.”
Greater than 584,000 people have died from COVID-19 within the U.S.
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