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COVID-19 Lawsuits Inevitable as Health and Privacy Collide

4.9.20

Employers across the country have grappled with employee privacy issues amid COVID-19. Many employers seek to ask questions about employee health as they navigate a new environment where a sick colleague isn’t just an inconvenience, but a potential threat to the company and the workforce. Jason Geller, Regional Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips’ San Francisco office, spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle about employer rights in these sticky situations.

In the interview, Jason says that companies can inform workers about risks of or from infection and encourage them to come forward. He added, “I would not encourage employers to start inquiring on their own about whether an employee is vulnerable or not.”

To read the full article, visit the San Francisco Chronicle.

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