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March 26, 2020, 9:59 PM

EEOC Urges Employers to Mind Bias Against Asians During Pandemic

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is calling on employers and workers to “create respectful workplaces,” as reports emerge on the “mistreatment and harassment of Asian Americans and other people of Asian descent” in reaction to the novel coronavirus.

“In the workplace, these actions can result in unlawful discrimination on the basis [of] national origin or race,” EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon said in a statement. “Amidst the challenges we are all facing during these uncertain times, the anti-discrimination laws the EEOC enforces are as vital as ever.”

The federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace anti-discrimination laws made the statement two ...

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