The swiftness of the pandemic of COVID-19 has focused our attention on measures to stop the spread and protect workers ands citizens around the world. But it should be remembered that human rights legislation remains at play.
While governments and businesses have been called by public health authorities to respond to the pandemic with unprecedented measures, such measures often raised human rights concerns. This is all the more true now that organizations prepare to gradually reopen. Employers need to be aware that many of the decisions affecting their employees involve human rights considerations, from order of recall of laid-off employees, to requests for leaves.
Join Raquel Chisholm and Carolyn Dunlop as they explore the various human rights aspects of managing employees during the pandemic, including: