Emergency ordinance would protect job seekers
by Nicole Yelich
Jul 14, 2020
Supervisor Hillary Ronen introduced an emergency ordinance that makes it illegal for employers “to fire, threaten to fire, demote, suspect, discipline, reduce employee benefits, or in any manner discriminate against any worker” who needs to quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The ordinance would also prohibit employers from asking job applicants if they’ve been tested or requiring getting a test as a condition of employment, among other protections to remove barriers to people looking to return to the workforce.