New EEOC Guidance for Returning to Work in a Covid-19 World – Accommodating “At-Risk” EmployeesOn June 3, 2020 by Schnader in Labor and Employment
Jo Bennett, Michael J. Wietrzychowski, and Osazenoriuwa Ebose published a client alert, “New EEOC Guidance for Returning to Work in a Covid-19 World – Accommodating ‘At-Risk’ Employees.”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued new guidance to employers on accommodations for employees who have underlying health conditions and who therefore may be at higher risk for contracting Covid-19. The guidance, released on May 5 and 7, expands upon EEOC’s technical assistance bulletin titled “What You Should Know About Covid-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” The latest guidance, issued in a question-and-answer format, addresses two situations: (1) an “at-risk” employee who requests an accommodation and (2) an at-risk employee who does not request an accommodation.
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