Advice on Contagious (or Litigious) Workers in the Post-COVID Workplace
April 07, 2021
It took a pandemic to convince employees not to show up to work when sick – one of the few welcome changes brought on by COVID-19, experts said Tuesday.
The pandemic has raised people’s awareness of how disease is spread and the need to protect yourself and your co-workers, even if means less pay or missed deadlines.
“My hope is this culture shift really survives COVID. … That sick people don’t come to work,” said Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at the Farrell Fritz law firm in Uniondale who represents employers.
Moran was among four attorneys and human resources executives who participated in an hourlong discussion about the post COVID-19 workplace before the LIA’s small and mid-sized business committee. The virtual event was moderated by committee co-chair Katherine Heaviside, president of Epoch 5 Public Relations in Huntington village.
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