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EEOC's "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA"

March 31, 2020

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the federal agency which enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act amongst other equal employment opportunity laws has published a helpful document entitled "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act."

 

 

THE EEOC advises:

 

"Employers and employees should follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as state/local public health authorities on how best to slow the spread of this disease and protect workers, customers, clients, and the general public. The ADA and the Rehabilitation Act do not interfere with employers following advice from the CDC and other public health authorities on appropriate steps to take relating to the workplace. This update retains the principles from the 2009 document but incorporates new information to respond to current employer questions."

 

The document is available here:

 

 

https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html

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