Coping with COVID: When Is It Safe to Work?

The current public health crisis has raised a variety of new challenges in the workplace. What is the employer’s responsibility to keep employees safe? Is an employee able to refuse to work? Can an employee share medical information without adverse consequences? In this episode of Coping with COVID, ALI President and Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, David F. Levi is joined by Kim J. Askew (DLA Piper), Patrick S. Casey (Sidley Austin), Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law), Samuel Estreicher (NYU Law), and Anton G. Hajjar (AFL-CIO-Retired) who are on top of these and other very complex issues of fairness, privacy, safety, and the law.

This episode was produced jointly by The American Law Institute and the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. To listen to the podcast version of this episode, visit The full episode transcript is available here. Please excuse typos due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.

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Published: 2020


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