The City Council Committee on Workforce Development is scheduled on Monday to consider a proposal (O2020-2343) by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to make it illegal for employers to demote or fire their workers for complying with city and state orders related to Covid-19. Actions that would be protected from retaliation include staying home if employees feel sick, obeying isolation orders or following other health department directives “regarding the duties of hospitals and other congregate facilities.”

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