• Labor & Employment Law Updates by Hanson Bridgett

    June 02, 2021

    EEOC Issues May 28 Updated FAQs For Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

    Previously, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Guidance permitting employers to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates, subject to certain exemptions. The new Guidance reiterates the medical/disability condition and sincerely held religious belief exemptions that the EEOC recognizes for other vaccines.

    The EEOC issued Guidance regarding this on May 28 in updates to Section K of their Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ). The May 2021 Guidance does not change in substance from the original Guidance and also addresses new subjects, including incentives under the ADA in K.16 and under the GINA in K.18. As before, the EEOC does not take a position on the FDA's Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) status.
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