EEOC Issues NEW FAQs Regarding Returning To Work Post-COVID

Ruder Ware

Previously we reported on the EEOC’s post entitled “ What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.”

Today, the EEOC added valuable guidance for those employers gearing up to return employees to the workplace. Ironically, we have recently been addressing these same questions from many clients, so this guidance is very timely. The questions answered include the following:

    • What does an employee need to do in order to request reasonable accommodation from her employer because she has one of the medical conditions that CDC says may put her at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19? (5/5/20)
    • If an employer already knows an employee has a medical condition that places him at higher risk for severe illness if he gets COVID-19 (for example, the employee has requested reasonable accommodation for the condition), is this information alone sufficient to bar the employee from the workplace during this health crisis without conducting an individualized assessment? (5/5/20)
    • What are examples of accommodation that, absent undue hardship, may eliminate (or reduce to an acceptable level) a direct threat to self? (5/5/20)

The full FAQ is available here.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Ruder Ware | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Ruder Ware

Ruder Ware on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.