New guidance on religious exemption to workplace vaccine mandates
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just issued guidance under Title VII, the federal employment discrimination law, on processing employee requests for religious exemptions to employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The employee must start the process by asking an employer for an exemption, in the form of a reasonable accommodation, from a vaccine mandate because it conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on different forms leading companies are using in this process.
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