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Illinois Attorney Discusses Medical Exam Options for Employers as Businesses Reopen

As businesses begin to reopen following COVID-19 shutdowns, many employers are left wondering how to safely bring workers back into the workplace. In his new Litchfield Alert, “As the Economy Starts to Reopen, Employers Have Options to Maintain a Safe Workplace With Medical Exams,” Chicago partner Sean F. Darke addresses these concerns, answering questions on new hires, returning employees and confidentiality.

In his alert, Sean addresses employer rights in administering medical exams on employees and new hires. He acknowledges that what was permissible and impermissible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) six months ago may look different today, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for containing the pandemic supersede some of those measures. He also discusses how to properly administer medical examinations to employees in order to ensure a safe workplace, as well as what medical examination in the workplace means for confidentiality. To read the complete alert, click here.

Sean focuses his practice on defending businesses in complex employment and business litigation in federal and state courts and advises businesses on the navigation of numerous employment and labor laws across the country. Sean previously authored, “New COVID-19 Response Bill Expands FMLA,” “Employment Laws During COVID-19,” and, “Department of Labor Clarifies Employers and Employees Coverage Under the FFCRA.”