Bloomberg Law
April 15, 2020, 10:01 AM

Job Discrimination in Pandemic Can Extend Past Asian Workers

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

The coronavirus has led to reports of discrimination against people of Asian descent in the U.S., and attorneys say bias linked to the pandemic will ripple through the workplace and affect employees of other races and those with disabilities.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission signaled that it will track charges related to Covid-19, a sign that there could be an uptick in discrimination against certain groups in the workplace. President Donald Trump called Covid-19 the “Chinese virus” for weeks leading up to its rapid spread in the U.S., referring to the origin of the disease in the Wuhan area in ...

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