These are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink, retool, recalibrate and reconsider our options – all for the sake of keeping us safe. Let’s consider some of the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) considerations.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines for employers to follow during the pandemic, which are exceptions to the rules. For example, generally, employers would not be allowed to measure an employee’s body temperature, as it is considered a medical examination. During this pandemic, however, employers are allowed to conduct such wellness checks. Employers are also allow