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Employment Law and Health Issues: Chemical Sensitivities, Bed Bugs, Zika and Flu Shots, Oh My!
Wednesday 06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn the employment law implications of employee health issues and how you may identify and effectively handle such issues. 

Employment law is likely the last topic on your mind when a disease outbreak is making headlines or there is a virus going around the office. However, you must tread cautiously when faced with employee health issues as several employment laws may be at issue including the ADA, Title VII, OSHA, and others. From bed bugs and flu shots to Zika and chemical sensitivities, we will discuss what steps you can take to ensure you are prepared. This session will:

  • Address legal issues you can face regarding chemical sensitivities and allergies in the workplace, infectious disease, and other illnesses.  
  • Review recent case law and agency guidance regarding the safety and health of employees
  • Discuss best practices you can use when faced with certain employee health issues.
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Janet Goldberg McEnery, Attorney,
Stearns Weaver Miller