EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance to Cover Retaliation
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance this week to include more information about employer retaliation in pandemic-related employment situations.
The updates explain and clarify the rights of employees and job applicants who believe they suffered retaliation for protected activities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or other employment discrimination laws. The technical assistance explains how these rights are balanced against employers’ needs to enforce COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
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