Co-Chair of Fisher Phillips’ Automobile Dealers Industry Group on Navigating a Pandemic
Matthew Simpson, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Automotive Dealers Industry Group, recently spoke with Automotive News on how dealerships should manage their workforce amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most dealers, he says, are making efforts to maintain a clean work-place, monitoring employee health, disinfecting work areas and observing social distancing. When asked what to do if an employee refuses to come to the workplace, Matthew says: “Employees are only entitled to refuse to work if they believe they are in imminent danger. And even in the pandemic, most dealership work conditions are not going to meet the elements of imminent danger.”
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