EEOC Also Issues Guidance on Vaccine Incentives

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance, Employer Incentives For COVID-19 Voluntary Vaccinations Under ADA and GINA – Technical Assistance Questions and Answers K.16 – K.21. It indicates that under equal employment opportunity laws, employers may offer limited incentives to employees to be vaccinated. The agency cautioned that a “very large incentive” could make employees feel pressured to disclose protected medical information and the incentives may not be deemed coercive. It also noted that other federal, state and local laws may come into play.