Job Security and Income Replacement for Individuals in Quarantine: The Need for Legislation

19 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2009 Last revised: 1 Nov 2012

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Meghan K. Talbott

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Date Written: September 10, 2007

Abstract

For thousands of years, civilized societies have attempted to prevent the spread of communicable diseases by preventing those already afflicted from having contact with those who were still well.The term quarantine is derived from the Italian words quarantina and quaranta giorni, which were used in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and referred to a forty-day period in which certain ships entering the port of Venice were obliged to wait in isolation before any persons or goods were permitted to go ashore.The practice of quarantine, as well as the Italian-derived word itself, was widely adopted by other countries to separate potentially exposed individuals from the rest of society until there was reasonable certainty that the suspected individuals were unaffected.

Keywords: Public Health, Quarantine, SARS, employment, ADA, FMLA, Wrongful discharge, Pandemic, Income replacement, job security

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A. and Talbott, Meghan K., Job Security and Income Replacement for Individuals in Quarantine: The Need for Legislation (September 10, 2007). Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, Vol. 10, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1499364

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

Meghan K. Talbott

University of Louisville School of Medicine

550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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