What to Do When Scared Workers Do Not Respond to Work Due to COVID-19

By on August 4, 2020
Posted In Employment

Some essential workers are refusing to go to work out of fear of contracting COVID-19. Their employers must weigh the employees’ legal rights and understandable health concerns with the organizations’ business needs. It can be a tough balancing act.

In a recent article, McDermott Partner Pankit Doshi said employers may relax documentation requirements due to the difficulty some employees could have obtaining access to medical providers during the pandemic and to encourage ill employees to stay away from work.

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Pankit DoshiPankit Doshi
Pankit J. Doshi focuses his practice on preventative counseling and representing employers in both state and federal courts up through trial and appeal. The cases involve issues related to misclassification, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, whistleblowers, wage and hour, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims. Pankit also regularly defends employers in complex wage and hour class action and representative actions. Read Pankit Doshi's full bio.

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