Gerardo Gutierrez, who worked in the deli department of the Miami Beach grocery store, died on April 28 from Covid-19 complications, according to a suit filed Monday.
The lawsuit points out that for many workers at the grocery store, social distancing was not possible.
"Publix was more concerned with protecting its sales and profits fabricating the excuse that customers would be 'turned off' by employees wearing masks," the lawsuit says.
Later that day, Gerardo Gutierrez died as a result of complications caused by COVID-19," the lawsuit states.
Ariane Gutierrez, his daughter, said that Publix banning employees from wearing masks was a "careless decision."
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Miami Beach, for Disease Control, Tampa Bay Times, NBC Miami