Covid-19Worker Rights

April 30, 2020 by Southern Maine Workers Center

Can my employer ask me if I have a health condition (like a compromised immune system) that would be affected by coronavirus?

No. It would be against the law for an employer to ask an employee without symptoms of COVID-19 if they have a medical condition that would make them particularly vulnerable.

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