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New guidance affirms providers’ right to reject religious exemptions for COVID vaccinations due to ‘undue hardship’

Updated guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) states that employers that demonstrate “undue hardship” are not required to accommodate an employee’s request for religious accommodation under Title VII. 

Waller's Mark Peters discussed the updates and what they mean for employers with McKnights Long Term Care News. 

The updated guidance requires employees and applicants to inform their employers if they want an exception to an employer’s COVID-19 vaccine. As Mark describes, "Title VII’s 'undue hardship' burden is different — and less onerous — than proving 'undue hardship' under the Americans with Disabilities Act." 

To learn more, read the full article here.

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