Employers have been asking for months whether they may mandate employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  According to the EEOC’s recent guidance, the short answer is “yes,” but with certain legal limitations.  Employers considering a policy on vaccinations should make sure they review this current guidance.

On December 16, 2020, the EEOC updated its Q&A

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced on May 7, 2013 the settlement of the first case it filed under the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (“GINA”).  The case was brought against Fabricut, one of the world’s largest distributors of decorative fabrics.  The suit alleged that Fabricut violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and

During a public meeting on May 8, 2013, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) heard testimony from a panel of witnesses representing business and employee advocates and providers regarding the importance of developing guidance under the various federal statutes that are implicated by wellness programs.

Notwithstanding the widespread use of wellness programs, there are

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently reported retaliation under all statutes as the most frequently filed discrimination charge in fiscal year 2012.  Race and sex discrimination were the next most frequent charges. The statistics reflect charges of employment discrimination filed for statutes enforced by the EEOC.

The EEOC received almost 100,000 charges of discrimination in