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COVID-19 and Disability Discrimination Lawsuits Are Producing Professional Liability Claims

August 12, 2021

Right now, our clients are grappling with when and how to safely resume normal day-to-day activities after more than a year of restrictions due to COVID-19. They are making policies about social distancing, about masking, about whether to require employees to get vaccinations, and other decisions related to workplace conditions.

However, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) grant employees certain rights that employers must consider when crafting and enforcing their workplace safety policies. Otherwise, they leave themselves open to disability discrimination lawsuits.