Legal Experts Answer Common Questions About Returning to Work

As Ohioans begin to go back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, legal experts are answering what your boss can and cannot make you do. 

"Generally speaking, if someone is being called back to work, the expectation is that they return, and we are certainly cautioning people that if they refuse to return to work, and they are currently receiving unemployment benefits, that refusal will cut them off from getting unemployment," said Julie Cortes, supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. 

For employees returning to work who are concerned about their safety, the governor's office says employees who believe their employer is not following the safety guidelines in the order should call their local health department.

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