In response to continued concerns expressed by employers, the EEOC has issued a technical guidance to assist employers on H1N1 planning. The document provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disbailities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace, and identifies established ADA principles that are relevant to questions frequently asked about workplace pandemic planning, including:
- How much information may an employer request from an employee who calls in sick, in order to protect the rest of its workforce when an influenza pandemic appears imminent?
- Does the ADA allow employers to require employees to stay home if they have symptoms of the pandemic influenza virus?
- When employees return to work, does the ADA allow employers to require doctors’ notes certifying their fitness for duty?
View the entire document at: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html.