Employee/third-party screening: COVID-19 edition

Screening practices that may once have been thought to be breaches of privacy will be essential in the post-pandemic workplace

Employee/third-party screening: COVID-19 edition

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have had their employees working from home. As the infection numbers decrease and the economy moves toward reopening, these employers must plan to have their employees back in the workplace while keeping in mind the risks that the coronavirus still poses — and this includes safety practices such as providing PPE and temperature screening.
Employment lawyer Christopher Justice discusses how employers can properly implement screening of employees and third parties that are entering the workplace while balancing the interests of privacy and workplace health and safety.

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