There is an enormous amount of fear and confusion surrounding COVID 19 (coronavirus) and a host of unanswered questions concerning how New York employees are protected during these perilous times. Can an employer discriminate against an employee or an employee’s loved one for contracting the coronavirus? Can an employer discipline an employee for taking time to recover from the coronavirus?  Is an employee entitled to any sick pay while under mandated quarantine?

The attorneys at Risman & Risman are available to guide employees in their search for answers regarding the coronavirus. We have examined the interplay between New York’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation and Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and are ready to answer your questions.  We offer free 15-minute phone consolations and can be reached at 212-233-6400.  We are ready to help.

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