Welcome back for another episode of Warner Employment News from the Law Shanty. Today, Steve Palazzolo discusses ... COVID-19. We know. We’re over it too. However, even though the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic officially done and the national emergencies have been lifted, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued another update to its guidance on May 15, 2023, in relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The chair of the EEOC stated that it will be the last update: the “capstone” to its COVID-19-related guidance. Steve reviews the three key updates from this guidance that address:
- “Reasonable accommodations” made to employees during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Whether or not Long COVID is considered a disability under the ADA, and how employers must treat employees with Long COVID.
- Harassment or discrimination against employees or applicants with disabilities, or who wear masks and take precautions, in relation to COVID-19.
We’re committed to keeping you compliant in all things labor/employment and employee benefits. To learn more about the updates to the EEOC’s guidance, view the video below.
Play It Again Uncle Sam – One Final Update to the EEOC COVID-19 Guidance
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