Can you quit and file for unemployment if your workplace is unsafe about Covid-19?

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the news has been filled with stories of US companies that have failed to keep employees safe, whether by not providing PPE or by making it impossible for workers to spread out and maintain a safe distance.

For many delivery workers, restaurant servers, caregivers, and food processing workers, quitting out of safety concerns has been out of the question—because whether they would be eligible for unemployment benefits is unclear under current laws. At the very least, proving that fears of catching the virus at work are justified would fall on the claimant.

Now, US president Joe Biden wants to do away with the confusion.

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