As businesses begin to reopen, more and more workers will be put at risk and forced to jeopardize either their health or their economic livelihood. As we’ve been hearing through our free legal helpline, this has already been the reality for too many essential workers on the frontlines. Especially as governments lift stay at home orders, it is important for workers to know their rights. For the workers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other existing workplace laws, these protections are proving critical.
We have released a series of videos from our legal experts to help workers understand their rights when affected by COVID-19, so they will be empowered to exercise them. Please join us in sharing these videos with the hashtag #JusticeForWorkers.
We are committed to continuing to advocate for paid leave for all and other protections to ensure all workers can care for themselves and their loved ones. If you have questions or believe you are excluded from these protections and would like to share your story, contact our free legal helpline.
An Overview of Your Rights to Federal Emergency Paid Sick and Family Leave:
Your Rights While Navigating Pregnancy and Parenting:
Unemployment Insurance for COVID-19 Related Job Loss:
Understanding Workplace Safety Standards:
Your Rights to Paid Leave as A Worker in New York State:
To learn more, see the following FAQs:
- FAQ: What are my rights to emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?
- FAQ: What are my rights if I am pregnant and working or have had a recent change in my employment status?
- FAQ: What are my leave rights and benefits during COVID-19 as a worker in New York?