Archives for May 2021

Excluding Employees From Post-Pandemic Workplace Culture Discussions Poses Risks

By Val Rusk Many employers – and employees – are thinking about what their workplace culture will feel like as onsite work increases. Employers are legitimately concerned that hybrid schedules, necessary accommodations, and other alternative work arrangements may negatively impact what they perceive to be their “secret sauce:” a vibrant, inclusive culture that builds relationships […]

Can Employers Ask Employees About Vaccination Status?

By Val Rusk Yes, you CAN ask your employees whether they have been vaccinated…. But employers should ensure their managers who may ask this question – including informally around the water cooler – know to stay away from any follow up questions that could implicate the ADA. Even if they don’t ask the question, well-meaning […]