Employers Can Mandate Vaccination as a Job Requirement Says E.E.O.C.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that U.S. employers can require workers entering offices or worksites be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, in accordance with other Federal laws, employers would still have to provide reasonable accommodations for workers who do not get the vaccine because of religious belief, health condition or disability.
These accommodations may consist of wearing a facemask, 6-ft social distancing, and telecommuting for eligible office employees.
The May 28th update to the EEOC website reads: "Federal EEO laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19, so long as employers comply with the reasonable accommodation provisions of the [Americans with Disabilities Act] and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other EEO considerations."
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