Can You Ask Employees Medical Questions during a Pandemic?  The EEOC’s Guidance on Complying with the ADA during COVID-19

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October 26, 2020
Allison P. Sues
SmithAmundsen Labor & Employment Alert

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EEOC’s Guidance on Complying with the ADA during COVID-19As COVID-19 rates are rising throughout the country, employers may want to review the safety measures they are taking to prevent spreading the coronavirus in the workplace.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released additional guidance on the interplay between COVID-19 and an employer’s legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Key questions and answers regarding steps that employers can lawfully take to safeguard their workplace are summarized below: