The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is resulting in an increasing level of racial discrimination, bullying, and harassment in the workplace.
Some of this is race-related and employers have been advised to take care not to discriminate against employees based on their national origin. Some of it is also directed at those affected by the virus.
Accordingly, employers should establish consistently applied and clearly communicated practices with regard to self-quarantining of employees and should take steps to deal with incidents of discrimination that arise.
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Handling rising discrimination during COVID-19
How your workplace can protect employees from discrimination associated with COVID-19:
- Remind employees of your organization’s discrimination & harassment policies
- Engage relevant employee resource groups to spread information
- If your workplace has a “guardian” or “champion” models to support speaking up, they should be attuned to COVID-19 related discrimination
Download our infosheet on Coronavirus-related workplace discrimination
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