Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.
Can My Boss Force Me Not to Wear a Face Mask at Work?
Wendy Strobel Gower, program director at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, says, “It comes down to: Does your company have an obligation to follow the guidance of federal and also state and local authorities?”
Asian American and Pacific Islander workers, two million of whom work on the frontlines in the health care, personal services and transportation industries, face increased xenophobic and racial discrimination in the workplace.
ILR School Associate Professors Ariel Avgar and Adam Litwin are co-authors of a 2017 study that is relevant to controlling the pandemic: the relationship between labor relations and germ transmission, including “superbugs.”
ILR Visiting Scholar Erica Groshen, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, discussed on the “Capital Pressroom” radio program how the economy has been stunned by the coronavirus.