David Edwards

More Guidance Yields More Questions

On September 18, 2021, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation (Guidance) with respect to the COVID-19 virus. For purposes of the Guidance, “quarantine” is the appropriate response if a person may have been exposed to the virus, while “isolation” is the response for a person infected …

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Court Inoculates Hospital From Claims by Workers Fired for Not Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

In the first of what will likely be many cases addressing claims by employees fired for not obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination before returning to work, a federal district court in Texas upheld the employer’s vaccination requirement and termination of employees refusing to be vaccinated on less than firm grounds. Bridges v. Houston Methodist Hospital, 2021 …

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The Pandora’s Box of Post-Pandemic Return to Work

On March 21, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance to employers on various pandemic-related issues. One area of critical importance to employers in considering employee return to the workplace is a Q&A set forth in this guidance regarding requiring “employees who have been away from the workplace during a pandemic to …

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