Park Avenue Presentations

COVID-19 Discrimination Claims

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.


Webinar Description

Age, health, disabilities-related discrimination, etc. are just a few examples of the types of discrimination claims employees make against their employers. Now, in the Covid-19 back-to-work environment, and with the Biden Administration taking over, it will be even easier for employees to claim they have been discriminated against based on the decisions management makes concerning who should come back to the workplace and who can work from home, as well as on actions management may take to protect workers who do return to the workplace.

Make no mistake, in this pandemic work environment all claims of discrimination have the potential to become significant problems for employers, especially since a high percentage of the workforce is made up of elderly workers, employees with pre-existing health conditions, and employees with disabilities. The risks for employers are significant, and the more labor-friendly Biden administration will add to the potential risks and liabilities for employers.

Every year the EEOC and the courts hear numerous complaints from employees claiming that they are the victims of employer discrimination, and in the current COVID-19 work environment,  it won’t be sufficient for an employer to simply say that a COVID-19-related management decision was made for the good of the workplace and that the well-being of the employees was taken into consideration. Employers will need to prove it, and it may be harder to convince a reinvigorated EEOC that employer actions were justified.

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, attorney at law, as he discusses the responsibility of employers to adhere to the complex matrix of federal, state, and local anti-discrimination requirements, and offers useful guidance for how employers can apply these requirements uniformly and fairly across their workforces in the Covid-19 workplace.



During this important webinar Dr. Castagnera will be discussing:



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