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EEOC Gives Employers a Green Light to Test for COVID-19, Law360

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Morgan Lewis partners and directors of Workplace Culture Consulting Chai Feldblum and Sharon Masling were quoted in a Law360 article about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) latest guidance regarding testing employees for the coronavirus (COVID-19). “It is very helpful that the EEOC has now issued clear guidance that employers may require COVID-19 tests before allowing employees back into the workplace,” they said in the article. “This is consistent with the advice we have been giving, since such tests can indicate whether an individual may pose a direct threat to others. The EEOC acknowledges that the test results are not perfect, as there may be some false negatives and false positives, but on balance, that does not negate the utility of the tests for purposes of the ADA.”

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