When the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, can an employer require employees to take the vaccine? Until further guidance by the EEOC, employers should encourage employees to get the vaccine, instead of making it a requirement. A thorough, objective policy should be communicated based on business necessity and the policy should be applied consistently.
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We expect to hear more about the Covid-19 vaccine guidelines for employers in the next few months; however, employers should start thinking about their policy. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help develop a policy.