Episode 5: COVID-19 & Employee Privacy

In this episode, Kristen chats with Poonam Lakhani, one of The Prinz Law Firm’s associate attorneys, about how COVID-19 intersects with workplace privacy. Kristen & Poonam discuss whether businesses can require employees to get vaccinated, if an employer can ask about vaccine status, and workplace safety measures during the vaccine rollout. Kristen and Poonam also dive into the privacy concerns surrounding coronavirus outbreaks in the workplace and supply helpful procedures for handling such a scenario. This educational episode breaks down religious and medical exemptions to workplace requirements, as well as reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Kristen and Poonam leverage their combined expertise to educate both employees and employers on their rights as the pandemic continues to affect workplace dynamics.