The SARS outbreak raises a number of issues for federally regulated employers and employees. In some instances, employees who are sick or caring for sick family members must take time off work. In other instances, employees who may have been exposed to SARS have been ordered by their doctors or public health officials to quarantine themselves for up to ten days. This bulletin summarizes the rights and obligations of employers and employees with respect to SARS, under various employment-related statutes. This bulletin also provides guidelines for protecting the workplace and employees from the spread of SARS.

type Federal Employment Law Bulletin - Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome (SARS)