According to O Estado de S. Paulo, over the past 30 days, 455 Brazilian workers have gone to court on a daily basis claiming they were fired due to the new coronavirus crisis. They claim that, after being dismissed, they did not receive the mandatory severance pay.
The cumulative total of around 10,000 cases corresponds to over 20% of the 48,655 lawsuits filed with the Labor Court between April 21 and May 20. According to experts, this happens because companies, mainly small ones, are cutting positions without cash to cover the expenses generated by the dismissals.
The data is part of a tool launched by FintedLab and Datalawyer, startups specialized in monitoring courts.