EEOC Releases Updated Guidance to Employers Regarding ADA-Compliant Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis: The Updated EEOC Guidance Addresses Best Practices for Employers to Determine if Employees Need an Accommodation

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - June 12, 2020

The EEOC has issued updated guidance that addresses, among other topics, best practices for employers to invite employees to request flexibility in work arrangements, such as by making information available in advance to all employees about who to contact, if they wish, to request accommodation for a disability that they may need upon return to the workplace, or by sending a general notice to all employees who are designated for returning to the workplace, noting that the employer is willing to consider requests for accommodation or flexibilities on an individualized basis.