Vorys (Ohio/Texas): The EEOC Provides Further Guidance on Managing Disability and Accommodation Issues in the Age of COVID-19 (Part II)

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused employers to cease or reduce operations, their legal obligations generally continue.  The EEOC made clear in a recent webinar that “in this extraordinary time, the laws enforced by the EEOC — Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act — continue to apply.”  At the same time, these laws “do not hinder employers from following the COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) and from state or local public health authorities.”  Below, we summarize the EEOC’s most recent guidance on employers’ ADA obligations concerning reasonable accommodation and telework.  Importantly, the EEOC notes that the answers to these questions may change as the risks presented by COVID-19 decrease. MORE.

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