Re-Opening After Covid-19: What Nonprofits Need to Know about Reasonable Accommodation of Employees with DisabilitiesOn March 19, 2021 by Schnader
Lisa M. Brauner published an article on Blue Avocado, “Re-Opening After Covid-19: What Nonprofits Need to Know about Reasonable Accommodation of Employees with Disabilities.” Blue Avocado is an online magazine and monthly newsletter for nonprofit leaders.
Although the number of Covid-19 cases varies throughout the United States, nonprofit leaders are undoubtedly eager to re-open organizations and get back to business. While many continue to allow some staff to work remotely, others choose to or must have employees working in the physical workspace to service clients and stakeholders.
In re-opening their physical workspace, nonprofit employers must consider and navigate a multitude of workplace laws and risks. High among those legal risks are those involving employees with underlying medical conditions. This article addresses some of these risks, and provides some recommendations.