With no vaccine for Covid-19 stigma, employers take a tough stand

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With no vaccine for Covid-19 stigma, employers take a tough stand

The growing concern about discrimination is leading employers to threaten disciplinary action

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The day before a Richards Bay woman was set to go back to work after 14 days in isolation, her manager instructed her to work from home as she would carry Covid-19 to the small accounting company.

On the other side of the country, a Pretoria police officer was ignored and “treated like a leper” when she returned to work after recovering from the deadly virus.

Stigmatisation is becoming so widespread in the workplace that the Ugu District Municipality on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast has threatened disciplinary action if employees discriminate against colleagues who tested positive for Covid-19...

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