Administering a federally authorized coronavirus vaccine is not a "medical examination" for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Following the confirmation of three new commissioners, the EEOC can be expected to continue taking an employer-friendly approach on a variety of fronts, including wellness regulations and data collection.
Testing employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus before allowing them to enter the workplace generally will meet the "business necessity" standard of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to updated guidance from the EEOC.
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