Employer Workplace Privacy Considerations For COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Programs
During the return-to-work phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers will implement a range of risk mitigation measures designed to combat the community spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. One of the primary tools employers will have to limit the potential for workplace exposure is the ability to conduct daily employee health screenings. While health checks can be an extremely effective tool in the fight against COVID-19, there are also a range of significant privacy issues that employers must consider when developing and implementing employee health screening programs and protocols.
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“Employer Workplace Privacy Considerations For COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Programs,” by David J. Oberly was published in the Summer 2020 edition of The Update, a newsletter publication of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (“OACTA”). Reprinted with permission.