Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2020, 4:15 PM

EEOC Scraps Employer Covid-19 Guidance for At-Risk Workers

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The federal agency that enforces civil rights law appears to be rethinking how to advise employers dealing with workers with medical conditions that could put them at a heightened risk on the job during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission removed guidance from its website Tuesday evening, hours after posting it earlier in the day. The agency in the scrapped section said businesses can potentially prohibit employees with an underlying medical condition from working during the coronavirus pandemic, but only if that condition poses a “direct threat” to the workers’ health after an individual assessment.

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