Friday, 20 November 2020 08:27

Workplace Rights in the Age of COVID-19 Featured

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Many businesses that have the capability of having their employees work from home have done so since March, but some workplaces either do not have the luxury or prefer their employees to be in the building. What happens if one of those workers contracts COVID-19? And what if an employee refuses to head to the office because a co-worker showed symptoms?

Nancy Holland is a labor attorney in the Akron area, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about employees’ rights. Holland admits the differences in states and workplaces based on COVID-19 case rates, but mainly, employees have the right to a safe and secure work environment. She encourages employees to write to their employer about their concerns, and that worker has every right to do so.

On the flip side, Holland also mentions the employer’s responsibility in such a scenario and how to manage their staff.


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