Employers ‘walking tight rope’ as flu season creates more uncertainty in workplaces
October 30, 2020
As if COVID isn’t enough for workplaces to navigate, flu season is creating yet another layer of uncertainty for employers.
Since many flu and COVID symptoms overlap, health and legal experts say employers should follow the same guidelines that apply to COVID.
For instance, if an employee is symptomatic they shouldn’t report to work and should be evaluated by a physician, says Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale.
“The good news is COVID has allowed employers, and in many respects, forced employers to roll out healthy workplace protocols,” says Moran who heads the firm’s labor and employment practice.
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