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EEOC clarifies employers’ rights to require COVID-19 vaccinations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on how employers can navigate federal anti-discrimination laws while requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

On December 16, the EEOC added a section on how COVID-19 vaccines interact with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) to its publication titled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.”

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