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News Posted on March 24, 2017

Professor Joo Comments for NBCNews.com on Business Travel

Professor Thomas Joo commented for NBCNews.com on the potential for employees who feel their health has suffered as a result of too much business travel to sue their employers.

“Litigation is certainly possible," said Joo. "It's well accepted that air travel has possible health effects. Starting about 10 years ago, we saw some lawsuits including class action [concerning] deep-vein thrombosis against airlines. There were a lot of settlements, and it was a big deal. If you see that there's a health problem association with flying, and that your bosses are exposing you to a health hazard, [that can serve] as logic to sue an employer."

Joo, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, specializes in the areas of corporate governance and race and the law.