Safe virtual workplaces are essential for black workers, #blackwfh calls on corporate leaders to re-imagine anti-discrimination policies for remote work in the era of social-distancing.
Newark, N.J. (June 9, 2020) — Ark Republic partners with Young, Black & Working From Home to celebrate “Black Teleworkers’ Day,” taking place all day on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. To help tell the stories of those who telework, we’ll be highlighting Ark Republicans who work from home and in the virtual world.
In the wake of COVID-19 and social distancing, companies must adapt their policies and systems to protect Black teleworkers. Ronnell Perry, Founder of Young, Black & Working From Home hopes to start a global conversation about the safety of Black employees in the virtual workplace. On June 10, 2020, a network of influencers will use #BlackWFH to tell their stories of navigating discrimination in the virtual workplace. As social-distancing guidelines force companies to widely enact WFH policies, the safety of Black workers must be prioritized.
“Despite working in my own space, I have felt unsafe collaborating online. It started after I was victim of online racial discrimination by a co-worker. I have not felt safe since then. And the reporting process revictimized me.”