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Covid-19 creates civil rights crisis for America’s workers
29/04/2021
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The covid-19 pandemic is causing disproportionate harm to already vulnerable populations and has created a civil rights crisis in the workplace, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has heard.

In a public virtual hearing on 28 April in Washington DC, the EEOC heard evidence from job discrimination experts on the pandemic’s disparate impact on workers depending upon race, gender, disability, and age. The Commission heard how a “K-shaped recovery” post-covid would be worse for more vulnerable populations.

 


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