DiMuroGinsberg Partner Presents Webinar on Emerging ADA/COVID-19 Issues

The “ADA at Thirty: 2020 Recap and What to Expect in 2021” was the subject of a webinar presented by DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan Mook, to the members of the International Municipal Lawyers Association on January 5, 2021.  Jonathan’s presentation gave an overview of significant ADA developments that occurred in the past year, particularly as they concern the COVID-19 pandemic.  In particular, Jonathan addressed whether infection with COVID-19 may constitute an ADA disability, the EEOC’s relaxed standards for COVID-19 testing, and the applicability of the ADA’s direct threat defense in barring from the workplace employees with COVID-19 symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19.

Jonathan also offered a preview of emerging ADA issues that employers can expect to face in 2021, including the impact of the EEOC’s recent guidance on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees returning to the workplace as well as a possible expansion of telework as an ADA reasonable accommodation.

If you would like to obtain a copy of Jonathan’s power point for his presentation to the IMLA, please contact Jonathan at jmook@dimuro.com