Business

Stores call for shoppers to step up when retail workers face abuse

8 days ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Retail workers have faced increased harassment as they try to enforce mask protocols. Even as the spread of COVID-19 slows, retailers fear abusive behavior will worsen during back-to-school and holiday seasons. A dozen retailers including Gap and H&M; are collaborating to enlist customers to combat bad behavior against retail workers.
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