The Houston Chronicle quoted M2D Partner Mike Muskat in a recent article that addresses questions about current employment laws around COVID-19 and what employers can and cannot do or say with regard to their employees.
While the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says employers can require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there are exceptions for employees with disabilities and those with medical or religious reasons for not receiving a vaccine.
“What the federal government has said is the employer has an obligation to explore accommodation of the employees’ concerns,” Mr. Muskat told the Chronicle.
Mr. Muskat also advised that employers cannot reveal which employees have or haven’t been immunized, as well as those who have had the virus. While that is considered confidential medical information, employers can still legally alert their employees about COVID-19 exposure.
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