Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Labor & Employment Shareholder Jill M. Lashay recently published a column in the Central Penn Business Journal, titled “Develop a Policy to Manage Employees Who May Have Been Exposed to Ebola.” In the article, Lashay explores how employers have become particularly concerned about the impact an Ebola epidemic may have on their overall business operations and the management of their employees.

She also told Lehigh Valley Business that “clearly, there are mixed opinions about whether or not there is enough screening. Each case turns on its own facts. You can't give one blanket answer.”

Suggesting that employers develop a policy to manage employees when they may have been exposed to Ebola, Lashay continued, “they need to seek the advice of counsel because it is unique. It's more sensational because of the level of attention it's been paid to by the media.” 

Read the full Lehigh Valley Business article – “What can employers do if they think a worker could have Ebola?”

Read Lashay’s column as published in the Central Penn Business Journal here. Subscription required.

Download her original client advisory, “Ebola – What Employers Can or Should Do As the Threat Grows.”