The COVID-19 pandemic has caused employers to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and enter various realms previously considered taboo.

For example, prior to COVID-19, employers were drilled repeatedly not to ask employees health-related questions. However, employers today are not only encouraged but, in many circumstances, required to ask certain medical questions in order to meet their obligations to provide a safe workplace that is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” 29 U.S.C. 654(a)(1).