New 2021 EEOC Released Guidance for Employers: COVID-19 Vaccination at Work
Mar 17, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET | 60 Min | By : Margie Faulk
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With the COVID-19 vaccination being distributed across the nation, various businesses ask if they can or should require their workforces to get vaccinated. In response to this, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance on vaccination-related issues in these workplaces. They implicate the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), among other laws. Employers who consider implementing vaccination programs should abide by this EEOC guidance.
However, all employers should know what requirements are under the EEOC guidance and what non-compliance with them Z would result in. Besides, proper communication of policies helps ensure proper compliance. Employees will have many questions. Thus, it necessary for the employers to have these answers to ensure the employees have confidence.
Here employers need to adapt to the changes to ensure employees and their stakeholders have confidence in their workplace. COVID-19 policies must consider all the landmines that can expose Employers like the ADA, HIPPA, Privacy issues, reasonable accommodations, and compliance with other regulatory entities.