EEOC Issues Technical Assistance for COVID Vaccination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated and expanded its publication, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws. It now includes a Q&A section covering how a COVID-19 vaccination interacts with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). This incorporates issues pertaining to medical pre-screening employment questions as well as employer accommodations for those unable to receive a vaccination. You can also access the updated EEOC document on NRMCA’s COVID-19 Resources webpage.
Along those lines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a series of considerations healthcare employers should review as they develop policies post-vaccination and employment law firm Jackson Lewis wrote a thoughtful article offering a starting point of considerations for business in general. As always, this is for your information only; NRMCA offers no legal advice.
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