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Revising your crisis plan in wake of Virginia Tech shootings?

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If so, you’re not alone. The tragic mass-murder has led many employers to rethink their emergency and evacuation plans. When reviewing yours, be sure you do not inadvertently discriminate against disabled employees. Reason: Courts say employers shouldn’t rely on blanket assumptions about safe evacuations, but must individually evaluate each disabled employee’s ability. For a free EEOC fact sheet, Obtaining and Using Employee Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures, go to www.eeoc.gov/facts/evacuation.html.

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