By Josh Beckerman


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updates related to employee requests for exceptions from companies' Covid-19 vaccine mandates.

"The expanded technical assistance provides new information about how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies when an applicant or employee requests an exception" from a vaccine requirement "that conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances."

The EEOC said "Title VII requires employers to consider requests for religious accommodations but does not protect social, political, or economic views, or personal preferences of employees who seek exceptions to a COVID-19 vaccination requirement."

Employers that demonstrate "undue hardship" aren't required to accommodate an employee's request for a religious accommodation, the EEOC said.


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October 25, 2021 13:44 ET (17:44 GMT)

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