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The Value of Updating Workplace Testing Policies in Advance of the COVID-19 Reboot
Is COVID-19 return-to-work testing of employees lawful? Bryan Symes of Weld Riley S.C. in Eau Claire explores the topic.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance document concerning employee/applicant testing, signaling to the regulated community the COVID-19 return-to-work testing of employees is lawful under certain circumstances, according to Bryan Symes of Weld Riley S.C. in Eau Claire.
In his latest blog post, Symes rapid antibody/serology testing may, like other methods of employee testing, give rise to privacy claims.
“History teaches us that the most effective defense to these testing-related privacy claims may be advice employee notices,” Symes writes.
“Employers should be prepared to roll out these policies if the EEOC endorses rapid antibody/serology testing in advance of the anticipated economic reboot.”
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