Additional EEOC Guidance for Employers Processing Religious Exemption Requests in Workplace COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Katie Ervin Carlson and Aaron Goldstein for the following e-newsletter update:

On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released additional guidance for employers navigating their way through employee requests for religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates.  The update supplements guidance initially released by the EEOC in May, and attempts to address some of the situations employers have faced as workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates grow in popularity and as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (”OSHA”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) prepare to issue federal mandates in addition to those already in place for federal contractors.

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Katie Ervin Carlson

Katie helps employers make day-to-day decisions that are legally sound and that reduce the potential of future liability.

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