By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA
With three federally approved COVID-19 vaccines now being administered across the United States, and employees slowly returning to offices and other workplaces, employers might what to know who got the shot, and who has not.
“Employers that ask for proof of vaccination and nothing more have not made a prohibited inquiry under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),” says employment law attorney Phillip Russell of Ogletree Deakins. “However, if an employer asks why an employee has not gotten the shot, then they are asking a prohibited question.”
What are other potential legal troubles? What are the next steps once employers have this information?
Russell and his colleague Dee Anna Hays will address these issues at ARTBA’s free 1 p.m. Eastern, March 10, webinar. They will discuss ADA and Health Insurance Portability and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) laws, workplace safety and individual rights, and many other factors.
Attendees will have a chance to ask questions. Register now.