EEOC Puts Out New Information About COVID-19 and Employment
June 4, 2021
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put out new information to help employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities at work during COVID-19.
The new EEOC information includes that employers can require employees who go to a workplace to get a COVID-19 vaccination, but employers still have to provide reasonable accommodations when needed. Also, employers can try to encourage their workers to get vaccinated, but the employees should not feel unfairly pressured.
The EEOC also has a new Fact Sheet that explains how certain laws help protect workers during COVID-19. These laws are especially important if a worker is being harassed, if they are “high-risk” and need extra protection from getting sick, if their employer is not allowing them to work, or if the worker needs a modification of their employer’s COVID-19 safety requirements.
The EEOC's Press Release about this new information can be found here.