& the Workplace
What do employers need to consider in a pandemic holiday season? Here are a few common workplace questions, and their answers.
Q: Can an employer monitor an on-site employee's personal travel plans?
A: Yes. The Equal Employment Opportunity Center (EEOC) allows employers to ask on-site employees about personal travel to limit the chances of an infected workplace. If initiated, this inquiry should exist for all on-site employees and be considered necessary for the business’s safety.
Q: Can an employer screen a seasonal applicant for symptoms of COVID-19?
A: Yes, only if the employer has made a conditional job offer. All new-hire employees must also be held to the same screening requirement.