Delta Déjà Vu: What’s Changed (or Not) About COVID Vaccinations in the Workplace?Read Time: 1 min
New Orleans Member Camille Bryant had an article published in Law.com’s The Legal Intelligencer regarding the Delta variant’s related surge in Coronavirus cases, vaccine and testing mandates, and what issues employers may face this fall.
Employers may encourage and mandate that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination, subject to the exceptions provided for employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and sincerely held religious beliefs under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). However, before implementing a mandatory vaccination policy, it is critical that employers develop a strategy to address several key areas of consideration. The strategy should include risk assessment, the development of clearly defined policies, protocols for collecting documentation, processes for reviewing exemption requests, and processes for employees who lie about their vaccination status.
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