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How Should Employers Handle The Measles Outbreak?

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May 9, 2019

The presence of measles may interface with numerous laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and various state and local laws. In the face of the current outbreak, employers need to be aware of what is required, what is prohibited, as well as what might be advisable but is neither required nor prohibited. This alert, from law firm Fox Rothschild, outlines best practices for ensuring the health and safety of employees, customers and guests. You cannot require employees to be vaccinated, the attorneys write, nor should you immediately contact employees and staff if you learn that someone in the organization is infected. Your first call should be to your local health department.

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