Communicable Diseases: What’s an Employer to Do?
In the past year, communicable disease outbreaks have dominated the headlines. Ebola arrived in the United States last fall; measles resurged this winter; and this year’s influenza strains were some of deadliest in recent memory. In light of these public health threats, employers are struggling to ascertain their rights and obligations toward their workforce, including those who are infected, exposed, or at-risk.
Attorneys Veena Iyer, Sarah Riskin, and Elizabeth Winchell outline what employers need to know in this article in the Corporate Counselor.