Webinar Recording: Mandatory or Voluntary Workplace Vaccination – Guidance for Employers
Watch this webinar in which Mintz’s Employment, Labor & Benefits and Health Law attorneys and noted immunologist Dr. Darryl Carter discussed key takeaways from the EEOC’s recently updated vaccination guidance and other COVID-19–related workplace questions, including:
What is an mRNA vaccine? How were the two vaccines authorized for use, and what is known and not yet known about how they work?
What is the scope of the EUA vaccine and home testing process? What can we expect in the near future?
Legal Guideposts for Employers
The basic contours of a legally compliant workplace vaccination program.
The importance of qualified and trained personnel to administer and manage accommodation requests;
The need for compliant recordkeeping with respect to medical information that might be obtained in connection with such a program; and
The importance of individualized assessment for employees who refuse to take a vaccination, and the flexibility to accommodate such employees based upon their positions, job duties, and functions in order to balance the “direct threat” and “undue hardship” standards.