Update Applicable to:
All employers with employees within the city of San Francisco.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the COVID-19 Related Employment Protections Ordinance on January 26, 2021.
What are the details?
Effective March 7, 2021, the COVID-19 Related Employment Protections Ordinance prohibits employment discrimination based on COVID-19 status.
Employers may not fire, threaten to fire, suspend, discipline, or in any other manner take 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.
The ordinance is in effect until March 6, 2023.
The ordinance and poster can be found here.
What do employers need to do?
Employers with worksite locations inside San Francisco must display this notice at every job site within the city. Employers should make attempts to distribute the poster using any reasonable means, including emails, or other electronic means like posting to their internal web-based or app-based platforms. Employers should provide the notice in any language spoken by at least 5% of the employees who are at the workplace or job site.