Wearing a face covering has become a political signal in the polarizing clash between those who see doing so as a moral responsibility and others who view it as an infringement on their freedom. Consequently, employers can likely expect resistance—including the potential for aggression and violence—if they establish a face-covering policy. Before taking action, they should plan carefully.
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Even in states without mask mandates, employers have a general duty under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) to provide a safe workplace for employees.