For many of you that are currently not able to go to work, or have been furloughed, the light at the end of the tunnel will finally arrive! Once you are able to return a question that may arise is whether your employer can ask you to provide a doctor's note certifying that you are Covid free?
The answer is yes. However, the EEOC specifically notes here that doctors may be too busy during this time to provide this type of documentation for everyone especially if you never displayed any symptoms. If this issue were to arise, this opens the door to discuss any such problems with your employer.
Under these unprecedented circumstances, it is common sense that employers should be allowed to put into practice reasonable measures to do their part in the prevention of the spread of this virus. In any crisis, it is never a good practice to assume your rights no longer exist. It is never acceptable for an employer to discriminate against you on the basis of your disability, or any of the other protected categories such as race, religion, national origin, gender and age. The Kreamer Law Group is devoted to assisting you in resolving any employment related matter you might be faced with or if you believe you may be a victim of discrimination in the workplace. Our firm serves clients facing such issues throughout the State of Illinois in State and Federal courts. If you have questions or would like to know more, for a free consultation, please don't hesitate to call us at 630-995-3668.
This information is of a general, educational nature and should not be construed as legal advice pertaining to your specific circumstance, case or situation. Such advice must be sought from your own attorney pursuant to an attorney-client relationship, after consideration of your specific facts or questions.