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New guidance from EEOC re: COVID Vaccine in Workplace

Anonymous - Jun 08, 2021
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Hi,

We are wondering, with the new guidance from the EEOC “stating that “federal EEO laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19,” as long as employers allow for reasonable accommodation of their vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons. Like all requests for accommodation, employers may avail themselves of the “undue hardship” exception for denying an employee’s request for accommodation” (source: https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/employee-rights-labour-relations/1076814/eeoc-says-employers-can-mandate-covid-19-vaccines-but-tread-carefully)

If we require the vaccination to be on site, how do we go about obtaining this information from applicants? Is there any guidance on how to ask/ what to ask?

Thank you!

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