The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines has created many questions in the workplace for employers. In this alert, we address five of the most popular vaccine-related questions, including vaccine mandates, mask mandates, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations.
1. Once the COVID-19 vaccine is fully authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may non-healthcare employers mandate that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination and terminate employees who refuse to get vaccinated?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) technical guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic clarified that any vaccination authorized by the FDA is not a “medical