Legal Alert: EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding ADA-Compliant Workplace Preparation for the Swine Flu

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On May 4, 2009, the EEOC issued guidance regarding ADA compliant workplace preparation strategies for the 2009 H1N1 flu virus (swine flu).

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of a disability. Thus, employers may only request disability-related information or require a medical examination in certain circumstances. Additionally, the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

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