Covid-19Worker Rights

April 30, 2020 by Southern Maine Workers Center

Can my employer require me to submit to a medical screening for the coronavirus?

The Families First Act allows employers to require employees entering the workplace to have their temperature taken.  It also allows employers to ask employees about whether they have any symptoms associated with COVID-19. 

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