Negotiating Masks in the Workplace: When the ADA Does and Does Not Apply
Bill of Health
MARCH 8, 2022
A person who is high-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19 is likely entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including one that requires their co-workers to wear masks in their presence. In other words, under the ADA, employers cannot adopt a policy of blanket denial.