As unemployment rises and an increasing number of workers raise safety concerns over the coronavirus, lawyers in the class action bar predict that the largest group of class actions filed over the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to come from employees.

Among the allegations: employers denied wages, discriminated during layoffs, or put workers in unsafe conditions. So far, employees for the government, a hand bell factory and a hair salon have filed class actions, and lawyers predict many more to come, as millions of people file for unemployment claims.

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