The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance document aimed at helping businesses and their employees better understand how federal workplace discrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, impacts employer COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
“The ADA and COVID-19 Vaccinations” (section K) offers further clarifications in a Q&A format about an employer’s ability to mandate vaccinations for all employees entering the workplace, employer incentives for vaccinated employees, confidential employee medical informational, and reasonable accommodations for pregnant women who seek an exemption from a vaccine requirement.
NJBIA Government Affairs Director Alexis Bailey said that although the revisions to the EEOC document do not break new ground, the clarifications will be helpful to businesses.
To read the EEOC document, go here.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has also issued guidance for businesses that addresses, among other things, when fully vaccinated people should wear masks indoors. Read the CDC guidance here.