Former Workers Allege Philz Coffee Laid Off Those With COVID-19 Fears


Nearly a dozen Philz Coffee workers allege that many of the 181 employees who were let go last week in a mass layoff were previously told to choose between ignoring their voiced health concerns and resigning — an allegation the company contested.

The layoff became effective today, and ten baristas alleged to Mission Local that several of those who were let go had denied management’s repeated requests to go back to work because they feared the impact of coronavirus on their health.

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