Grieving family of veteran city worker blames city and pension fund for months long COVID-19 ordeal

Coronavirus left her without a father, Alliyah Speight says the pandemic isn’t the only reason she’s now parentless and going on penniless.

Her father Donald Speight worked for decades at New York City’s Human Resources Administration, at a job he loved and where he had made many friends over the years.

In March, when COVID-19 began to sweep through the city, Donald asked his supervisors for permission to work from home because his lungs were riddled with cancer and made him more susceptible to the virus.

Donald Speight and his daughters, Alecia (left) and Alliyah (right). (Obtained by Daily News) Coronavirus left her without a father, Alliyah Speight says the pandemic isn’t the only reason she’s now parentless and going on penniless.

Her father Donald Speight worked for decades at New York City’s Human Resources Administration, […]

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