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EEOC says Companies can Mandate Vaccination for Employees

According to recent guidelines from the EOCC, Employees can lawfully mandate workers to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine and legally provide incentives, such as cash, to those who get vaccinated.who are exempt from a required immunization under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act must be provided with appropriate accommodations.

The commission also stated that employer incentives should not be “coercive,” but did not provide any examples of improper offerings. As the COVID-19 pandemic eases in the United States, some experts believe there will be a flurry of litigation as corporations begin to bring their workers back to the actual workplace. The EEOC was supposed to revise its vaccine guidelines and other COVID-related issues.

Helen Rella, a New York-based Employees attorney, said, “What is ‘coercive’ is unclear because, just as with anything else, one person’s view of what is a coercive incentive is not the same as another person’s. You might find an incentive of $100 coercive and another person might find an incentive of $10,000 coercive. That’s where the door is left open [where] we don’t have the detailed guidance we were hoping to receive.”

Employers who provide on-site vaccines must maintain the confidentiality of personal medical information gathered during pre-vaccination exams. Instead of an Employees, on-site programs are usually handled by a third-party medical provider or pharmacy to whom one’s medical information is supplied.

The recent relaxation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations on mask use, as well as state requirement repeals, may cause tensions between Employees and their employees.

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