In light of many state regulations requiring face masks in most indoor work settings, many employers are wondering how to deal with employees who say they cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition or religious belief. Before responding, you should understand your responsibilities under the various discrimination and employee leave laws.
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As an example, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently announced an Executive Order that says employees generally must wear a mask while working indoors (subject to other additions and exceptions). The order, however, states:
Businesses must provide accommodations to persons, including