More than 60 percent of restaurant workers have served food while sick, according to a study by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). And in most case the workers have no alternative — they don't get paid sick leave.
The lack of sick leave for workers is a matter of life and death — 70% of reported norovirus outbreaks are caused by infected food workers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some businesses are taking action — Chipotle recently began to roll out a paid sick leave program — and last year President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring businesses to give employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year — but the order is not effective until 2017.
And in the meantime restaurant workers are forced to come to work sick.
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