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  • June 2, 2021

EEOC says employers can require COVID-19 vaccination

Employers are allowed to require the COVID-19 vaccine, and can also legally provide incentives, including cash, to workers who get jabbed, according to updated guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Companies must still provide reasonable accommodation for employees who are exempt from mandatory immunization under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The commission also stated that employer incentives must not be "coercive," but stopped short of providing examples of illegal offers.

Find the EEOC guidance under Additional Resources here.