Broadview Heights, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Can my employer require me to wear a mask in my office?

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Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
Answered
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes. Safety equipment, including masks to prevent infectious disease, can be made mandatory by an employer. If you have a medical or religious objection, you may be able to receive a reasonable accommodation, but absent evidence of discrimination the employer can require this.

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Rachel A. Sabo
Rachel A. Sabo
Answered
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Generally, yes. Employers can require the usage of PPE to protect employees against the spread of COVID-19. Is the employer singling you out by requesting that only you wear one? Is there a specific reason you do not wish to wear one, like a religious reason, for example?

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