Employers that require workers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine must meet certain requirements under federal anti-discrimination laws that protect disabled and religious employees, according to newly updated guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
EEOC’s guidance, issued Wednesday, comes as the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been distributed this week, with first priority going to frontline health-care workers.
The agency outlines employer compliance mandates under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
It also pointed out the difference between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ...