June 03, 2021

Updated EEOC Guidance on Employers Requiring Employee Vaccinations

The EEOC updated its guidance on May 28 to address an employer's ability to require employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and to offer them incentives to do so. The updated guidance permits an employer to require employees who enter its workplace to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, so long as the employer implements an appropriate process to evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations and meets other requirements set out in the guidance. The guidance also states that the employer may offer an incentive to employees to provide documentation of their vaccination or to receive a vaccination from the employer or its agent, subject to certain restrictions set out in the guidance.