EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication
December 16, 2020
Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,"
includes a new section (Section K. - Vaccinations) providing information to employers and employees about how a COVID-19 vaccination interacts 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). This includes issues pertaining to medical pre-screening questions and employer accommodations for those unable to receive a vaccination.
In response to inquiries from the public, the EEOC has provided resources on its website related to the pandemic in an employment context. The EEOC will continue to monitor developments and provide assistance to the public as needed.
More information is available at www.eeoc.gov
For additional information, contact RCO Law Labor & Employment Attorneys Bill Beach
and Amy Luck