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Parents Say Employers Are Illegally Firing Them During Pandemic

Experts say the discrimination, especially against mothers, is just beginning.

Drisana Rios was fired in June after her boss complained that her 1-year-old was making noise during conference calls.

Drisana Rios was fired in June after her boss complained that her 1-year-old was making noise during conference calls.

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Parents who’ve lost their jobs during the pandemic are driving a surge of litigation, alleging their employers discriminated against them for taking care of their kids when schools closed.