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    Employees with Contagious Diseases

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    Can the contagious aspect of a disease be divorced from the consideration of the public of having the disease itself? Will the employer always run the risk of being sued in such a situation?

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    OSHA stipulates in Section 5(a)(1) of the General Duty clause that all employees have a right to "a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm" (SHRM, 2007). Because of this clause and because OSHA is considered federal law, employers can enact a policy making it mandatory that any employee with a condition that could potentially pose a threat or harm to any other ...

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    This solution discusses employees with contagious diseases, and focuses on the liability aspect of the issue. Includes 1 reference.

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