Fair Work Australia general manager Bernadette O'Neill. (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

The virus has not been good for workers' rights in Australia. And in the US, Donald Trump continues to show questionable judgement.

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Unfair dismissal claims have increased by 70% during the COVID-19 crisis, after nearly 600,000 Australians lost their jobs in April.

Fair Work Commission general manager Bernadette O'Neill told the Senate's COVID-19 inquiry yesterday that the number of complaints being made was "significantly higher than any other period".