Employers Should Be Cautious When Asking About Employee Vaccination Status
Updated: Jul 5, 2022
The important message of this article is to limit your inquiry of employee vaccination status.
"There are many reasons that may explain why an employee has not been vaccinated, which may or may not be disability-related," according to the EEOC. "You can ask about vaccination status, but employers should refrain from asking follow-up questions about why an employee did not receive a vaccination. Such inquiries may elicit disability-related information, according to the EEOC, and would be subject to the ADA's requirement that questions be "job-related and consistent with business necessity."