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What Do I Do If An Employee Won’t Let Me Take Their Temperature?

Under the circumstances existing currently, the ADA has specifically allowed employers to bar an employee from physical presence in the workplace if he refuses to have his temperature taken, refuses to answer questions about whether he has COVID-19, has symptoms associated with COVID-19, or has been tested for COVID-19 and is positive. If the employee…

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Can I Ask An Employee if They Have Family Who Has COVID-19?

The simple answer is “no”. The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employers from asking employees medical questions about family members, and it is still in force. GINA does not prohibit employers from asking employees whether they’ve had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or may have symptoms associated with the disease.…

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What Do I Do If A Customer Won’t Wear a Mask?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has laid out new workplace strategies for COVID-19-related violence prevention in order to avoid conflict if customers refuse to adhere to safety protocols being enforced by employees. The CDC has posted information on limiting workplace violence related to retail and service businesses’ COVID-19 prevention policies. This information is…

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