US COVID-19: 4 Takeaways from the EEOC’s New Guidance on Antibody Testing, Older Workers, and Accommodations
June 23, 2020
Authored by: Lily Kurland
With more and more states reopening their economies, employers are facing a barrage of new requirements from state and local governments. But compliance with local law isn’t the only thing employers must consider as they resume business operations. Federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), continue to impact which workers may be required to return to work and what information employers may gather in the process.
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, so, too does guidance on these topics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the agency charged with enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws. In its most recent publication, the EEOC offers new insights on antibody testing, older workers, and accommodations. Below are four key takeaways from the updated guidance for every employer to consider.