Back to the Office Dilemmas: How Employers and Insurers are Addressing Evolving Risks Around Mandatory VaccinesRead Time: 1 min
Mag Bickford (New Orleans) will moderate a panel on how employers and insurers are addressing evolving risks around mandatory vaccines on January 25, 2022, during the ACI’s 30th Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance Conference.
The panel will discuss:
- The continuing impact of the pandemic and the outlook on associated risks for 2022
- Managing discrimination cases brought by employees refusing to get vaccinated based on disability, religion or political views
- What constitutes “reasonable accommodation” for employees under EEOC rules?
- Examples of “undue hardship” to the employer
- Recent retaliation claims around providing accommodation for employees who do not/can’t get vaccinated due to a medical disability
- What are reasonable accommodations for employees suffering from “long-haul” COVID-19?
- “At Risk Workers”: Reasonable accommodations for those with weakened immune systems who are at risk if vaccinated and cannot use face coverings
- Employee data privacy: New claims relating to vaccination verification or contact tracing efforts
- State data privacy laws that differ from federal rules and guidelines
- OSHA compliance:
- State of OSHA’s ETS rule and associated compliance planning
- NY HERO Act compliance – what are the differences between the NY HERO Act and IL, ME, CT, and NJ workplace safety laws?
- Recent whistleblower complaints
McGlinchey is pleased to be a Supporting Sponsor of this conference, a one-stop, must-attend meeting place for employment law experts to discuss and debate the latest, most effective defense strategies and emerging trends.