Handling Requests for Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
December 9, 2020
By: Erin S. Torcello
As a bonus to Bond’s Dec. 8 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, Bond labor and employment attorney Erin Torcello recorded a short video to answer some frequently asked questions.
In her video, Erin reviews what an employer should do if an employee asks for an accommodation related to an underlying health condition that either makes them more vulnerable to a negative outcome if they contract COVID-19, or might be exacerbated by the pandemic (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.)
Examples of reasonable accommodation include telework or remote work, work schedule modifications and enhanced safety measures in the workplace.
The full presentation covered the following topics:
- Vaccine Update – Considerations and Observations Regarding Vaccines
- Employee Considerations for Vaccines
- Reasonable Accommodations and COVID-19 - A Review
- Update from Albany
Click here to view the webinar in its entirety or to register for upcoming Tuesday presentations.