2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 9:35 AM
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Hi. Im not sure if there are any attorneys/ HR folks here in this group nearby Park Ridge. So we had a colleague at work who left to Beijing just before the virus news and she just got back to Chicago and the CDC let her in without any issues. No Quarantine. Now our office with 30 employees are panicking on her return to work for which we are requesting the management to let her work from home for 2 weeks and they agreed to just 1 week. Is there anything we can do to ensure employees dont panic and at the same time we let the employee from Beijing work from home for min 2 weeks.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 9:53 AM

Check with Lori Goldstein. You can reach her at 847-624-6640. Lori. a. goldstein@gmail. com. Lorigoldsteinlaw. com. Great person to work with and talented knowledgeable lawyer who specializes in this type of law.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 9:55 AM

The Lysol Sprays, ask them to have her wear a mask second week.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 10:12 AM

Good idea.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 10:17 AM

Share the CDC guidelines that the incubation period is 14 days. Maybe they aren’t aware? You can get them off the website.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 11:22 AM

Seems like a good precaution to have her work from home for the full 2 weeks. If they make her come back after 1 week, I would ask to be allowed to work from home for that first week she is back. It's a simple precaution. Very little downside/cost.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 11:32 AM

Inform them that they are opening themselves up to a major lawsuit if anybody contracts the disease. The CDC guidelines 14 days of incubation so if they let her back to work within only seven days and somebody contracts the disease their company will be finished. I understand you can't openly tell them that and risk your job but an anonymous letter can go a long way. Or notify your union if you have one

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 1:15 PM

Wow how many others are walking around with no quarantine?

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 4:17 PM

You can call my office and I am happy to chat, my number is 847 803-9911

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 4:17 PM

Did you call the Labor Board? Just a thought.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 4:48 PM

Ellen Shevlin you trust the airport CDC?!? I’m thinking the 30 ppl in the office are most afraid of bringing this home to the elderly &/or their children

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 6:21 PM

It’s probably overblown. The regular virus kills 300, 000 people a year.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 6:55 PM

Frank Ponticelli is an employment attorney. Ponticelli and Vito Law in Park Ridge.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 7:38 PM

You all work from home for 2 weeks and let her or him be in the office alone. That will solve it.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 8:53 PM

Go on strike! No way would I be working in any proximity to this person.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 9:06 PM

Can she do her job remote? If so, I’d recommend following that guidance. I know many companies that have asked employees to work from home for 14 days if they have been to China or in contact from someone from China. If she is not able to do her job remote and would have to go on a leave, then that’s a whole other story.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 9:32 PM

This sounds like profiling. Your company sounds like its opening itself to a lawsuit from this lady if you tell her she has to wear a mask or not come to work. If anything, you could wear a mask and stay home.

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2 years ago on 02/04/2020 at 11:28 PM