Coronavirus and workers' rights: Sick leave, job protection?

March 16, 2020

Dan Graff, Ph.D., director of the Higgins Labor Program, was recently quoted by local South Bend news affiliate, WNDU, in their feature "Coronavirus and workers' rights: Sick leave, job protection?" While many employees do not think about sick leave until it is needed, for Graff, who convened the Just Wage Initiative, sick leave and job protection are only two of the many things that create a more just workplace. 

"Most Americans who work for someone else don't know what their protections are, and for the most part, they're not used to having to worry about that because they're at a job. They feel like things are going well. It's only when something bad happens, an emergency crisis happens, where then things get kind of scary."

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