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Breaking News: EEOC ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PUBLICATION ADDRESSING ANTIBODY TESTING

Hey Compliance Warriors!

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission () today posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the pandemic. Read on…

The new question added to the publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” explains that in light of current CDC Interim Guidelines, the ADA at this time does not allow employers to require antibody testing before allowing employees to re-enter the workplace. This information is provided in Q&A A.7.

Please note that an antibody test is different from a test to determine if someone has an active case of -19 (i.e., a viral test).  The EEOC has already stated that -19 viral tests may be permissible under the ADA.

In response to inquiries from the public, the EEOC has provided resources on its website related to the pandemic in an employment context. The agency will continue to monitor developments and provide assistance to the public as needed.

The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employ­ment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov.

As always, be safe and Be Audit-Secure!

Lisa


About LISA SMITH

Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Corporation and Chief Content Developer at HelpDeskSuites.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more in her Compliance Warriors Facebook Group.

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