COVID-Related Employment Protections Ordinance

March 7, 2021

The San Francisco COVID-Related Employment Protections Ordinance (CEPO), which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of COVID-19 status, is now in effect. 

Employers may not fire, threaten to fire, suspend, discipline, or in any other manner take an adverse action against an employee who is absent or unable to work, or who requests time off from work, because the employee tested positive for COVID-19 or is isolating or quarantining due to COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. 

Further, employers may not rescind an offer to employ or contract with an applicant, or decide not to employ or contract with an applicant, who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is isolating or quarantining due to COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.

Employers are required to display the CEPO Notice, available on OLSE's website, at each workplace or job site.

https://sfgov.org/olse//covid-related-employment-protections-ordinance

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