The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in guidance issued Wednesday said that requiring a test would not violate the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The law bars employers from requiring medical exams such as blood tests that seek information on an employee’s physical or mental condition, but the EEOC said a COVID-19 vaccine does not fall under that category.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.
The New York Times reported that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance that employers “can require workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine and bar them from the workplace if they refuse.” According to the Times, the EEOC “said that requiring an employee to show proof of having gotten a Covid-19 vaccination would not amount to a disability-related inquiry.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.