February 2, 2013

Will Your Waiter Give You the Flu?

Sydney Brownstone, Mother Jones


AP Photo

Fifteen minutes before Victoria Bruton's lunch shift at a busy Philadelphia dining joint, she began to feel dizzy and hot. "I had gone to my boss and asked if I could leave because I wasn't feeling well," Bruton, now 41, remembers of her first case of what she assumed to be the flu. "They asked that I finish the shift. And frankly, I couldn't afford not to."

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TAGGED: CDC, Flu, Waiter, Labor Law

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