In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employers may be finding themselves in novel situations with regard to laying off employees, requests for leave, and requests for accommodations, among many other topics. We have compiled some of the guidance from various government entities and some overall considerations for employers during this state of flux. Should you have specific questions not addressed by the below information, please email Sean Keenan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sunny Nasworthy (email@example.com).
EEOC Guidance on pandemics and the ADA (prepared in response to the H1N1 issue, and EEOC has announced this guidance is applicable for COVID-19). Section III(B) addresses issues during a pandemic. See also the CDC Guidance, below, as referenced in the EEOC’s Guidance.