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Fri May 8, 2020, 11:05 AM

Ohio urges employers to report workers fearful of returning to work

Fear of catching Covid-19 will now cost you more than sleep in Ohio. The Ohio state government has asked employers to report anyone who refuses to return to work because they are concerned about the coronavirus pandemic. Reported workers may be ineligible for unemployment benefits.

The coronavirus has now claimed more than 73,000 lives in the US, more than a 1,000 of them in Ohio alone. Quarantine measures have triggered an unprecedented wave of job losses and the state’s unemployment fund is in crisis.

Ohio’s department of job and family services has now asked employers “to report employees who quit or refuse work when it is available due to Covid-19”. The information collected on the “Covid-19 Employee Fraud” form can then be used to evaluate potential unemployment benefits claims from people who are refusing “suitable work”, and are thus ineligible for benefits.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/08/ohio-coronavirus-reopening-workers-unemployment-benefits|]

All part of the death cults plan to cull the herd of those that need the states help most, while saving money that actually belongs to to the tax payer. I am very sure that there are many businesses out there that cannot afford to bring their workers back at the moment - what next for those businesses? Fines? They are monsters.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

1. I bet every tort lawyer in America is licking their chops just drooling

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:24 AM

5. The only thing I could get behind is if someone refuses to work but then found at the mall

Hanging out or at a restaurant having dinner. Otherwise there shouldn’t be any punishment.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #5)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:58 AM

11. I agree

But I'm sure that that won't be what happens in most cases

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:07 AM

2. Why are they calling it "fraud?"

sounds like they are criminalizing self-protective behavior on the part of employees?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:07 AM

3. In Michigan, you cannot be punished for it.

That’s the difference between having a Democratic Governor and not.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:17 AM

4. so a fear of death is now considered fraud?

The first time an employee is required to return to work and then dies of Covid-19, murder charges should be filed

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

6. So what is the punishment for businesses who fail to provide adequate

protections for their employees? What about paid sick leave and health insurance?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:43 AM

7. Guess they want to kill off their older workers, their sicker workers--

go to work and possibly die, or stay at home and starve and lose your health insurance--win/win for states and employers! Nothing but savings!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:50 AM

8. Good Germans know the importance of the trains running on-time, report the slackers! /sarc

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:52 AM

9. 'Arbeit macht frei'

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:54 AM

10. immoral

It's immoral to take unemployment money away from frightened people, fearing correctly for their safety, being forced into potentially unsafe work conditions with no adequate testing, and no guarantees of adequate PPE. This is the 1st duty of the elected, not business, people.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:58 AM

12. "Up next! Be sure to report those who won't work knee-deep in toxic sludge in a burning building!"

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #12)

Fri May 8, 2020, 05:36 PM

14. Yep

This is the start of the further erosion of workers rights that the death cult is panting for.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 02:24 PM

13. Thank goodness I live in blue progressive where Gov specifically worded reopening so

we will not lose our unemployment if we are not comfortable going back to work. Since my industry is on large groups and travelers, I am hoping my bosses still do not have the business to bring us back. There are at least two of us that hitting 60's we are not wanting to walk back in.

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