Employment Law: COVID-19 Question of the Week 2
Is the employer’s requirement of measured employee body temperatures permitted under the ADA?
According to the EEOC’s March 18, 2020, memo, while recognizing this may qualify as a medical examination, the EEOC still offered guidance that the employer may measure the employee’s body temperate because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended this as a precautionary measure for employers. Some local jurisdictions are issuing Orders requiring employers to take employee body temperatures.
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