Important Coronavirus Guidance from EEOC

March 18, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has posted guidance for employers regarding medical examinations and inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic, linked here.

The guidance explains why each of the following employer actions are permissible under the current circumstances and reminds employers of important considerations if they are doing any of these:

  • Asking about symptoms of COVID-19
  • Taking body temperature of employees
  • Requiring employees with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home
  • Requiring doctors' notes certifying fitness for duty to return to work

Brooks Pierce is dedicated to keeping our clients fully informed during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Response Resources page.


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