December 6, 2021

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance States

Federal laws may require the employer to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who, because of a disability or a  religious belief, aren’t vaccinated.



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U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the federal government said Friday.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance stating that federal laws don’t prevent an employer from requiring workers to be vaccinated.

In some circumstances, federal laws may require the employer to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who, because of a disability or a  religious belief, aren’t vaccinated, the agency said.

Write to Eric Morath at eric.morath@wsj.com

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