In a letter led by NWLC, more than 80 civil rights organizations demand Chair Janet Dhillon of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission take urgent action to protect the rights of workers during the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing recession.

As widespread economic dislocation leaves workers more desperate to keep a paycheck at any cost, increasing their vulnerability to abuse, unscrupulous employers may see new opportunities for unlawful exploitation of individuals, as well as for discriminatory discharges and discipline under cover of widespread job loss.

Asian-Americans in particular are facing a wave of hostility and increased risks of discrimination in the workplace, something that the EEOC has already noted.

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