Dallas Employment Law Attorney Report: Here in Dallas, flu season has hit with a vengeance. We’ve already seen tragic deaths from this year’s virus. As an employer, what should you do to keep your employees safe? Here are a few suggestions from Dallas employment law attorney Keith Clouse.
First, an employer can encourage its employees to get flu vaccinations. To do so, an employer can offer to pay for the vaccinations or even contract with an outside source to provide flu vaccinations on-site.
Second, an employer should educate its employees about the flu and the company’s policies. Many employees do not like to “waste” paid time off on sick days, so they try to come to work even though they are ill. An employer should remind employees that doing so exposes other workers to the flu virus, including people who have compromised immune systems. Employees who are sick should be encouraged to stay at home until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours. Employees should also be encouraged to implement infection control practices, such as regular hand-washing, coughing into an elbow instead of into a palm, and using tissues. An employer should consider placing hand sanitizer and tissues in convenient places throughout the facility.
To speak to Mr. Clouse or to another Dallas, Texas employment law attorney, contact Clouse Dunn LLP by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling (214) 239-2705.
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