Legal issues raised over returning to work

CREDITABLE REFUSAL: Gregory Tumolo, an employment law attorney at Duffy & Sweeney Ltd. in Providence, says people who work for businesses considered nonessential can collect unemployment and refuse to come into work if they claim a lack of precautions in their workplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
CREDITABLE REFUSAL: Gregory Tumolo, an employment law attorney at Duffy & Sweeney Ltd. in Providence, says people who work for businesses considered nonessential can collect unemployment and refuse to come into work if they claim a lack of precautions in their workplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pama Brown lost her catering job of 13 years at Brown University right before the coronavirus crisis, and she’s been in no rush to find another job because of her husband’s fragile health and her fear of carrying the virus home. Brown’s diabetic husband, who’s in his mid-60s, developed a compromised respiratory system since coming

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