Bend, OR asked in Personal Injury, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Oregon

Q: What can I do if my job is at high risk of giving me covid? It is a crowded place, and it isn't essential

I work in a call center, we are more than capable of doing this job from home, they aren't allowing us to work from home, but they're not doing anything but putting our lives at risk. Every single person that works there gets sick if so much as one other person gets sick. The job that we perform is so limited in what we can do (Which right now is just item refunds), and is in no way essential. We aren't being allowed to stay home if we're at risk, we're being threatened, and most of us are high risk for serious illness or injury if we go in. We just really don't know what we can do at this point.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Assuming you are in Oregon Governor Brown's order expressly banns office work when the work can be done from home. This article explains where to report a suspected violation:

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