Employment Law Challenges in the New Normal
Municipal employers are facing a variety of challenges in the post-pandemic, new normal workplace. This especially is the case with the advent of what is termed “long COVID,” which has been defined as “new, recurring or ongoing health problems” experienced at least four months after infection with the COVID-19 virus.
This program, presented by Jonathan R. Mook, will address the extent of long COVID among working age Americans and its economic impact as well as the legal ramifications for municipal employers. Whether long COVID is a disability and the right of COVID-19 long haulers to reasonable accommodations, including telework, under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed.
Jonathan also will discuss the new composition of the EEOC and its initiatives in the areas of artificial intelligence, caregiver discrimination and LGBT rights. Special attention will be given to the Commission’s focus on mental health and substance abuse disorders and the ADA protections for employees who are taking prescription medication to address addiction.
Speaker: Jonathan Mook & Robin Cross