Workplace Safety Leader Reacts to Proposed Bill Banning Employers from Retaliating Against Quarantined Coronavirus Patients
On March 5, 2020 a bill was introduced to the California legislature that would ban employers from firing or retaliating against employees who take days off from work to follow quarantine orders by public health officials or medical personal. In an interview with the Daily Journal, Travis Vance shared his reaction to the state’s proposed legislation, which encapsulates the general advice he has been giving his clients. Vance went on to stress the importance of employers “…educating employees about sick days, vacation days and work from home days…as well as what they might want to provide employees in case they’ve exhausted these standard options.”
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