EEOC Revises Covid-19 Testing Guidance for Employers
Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, the EEOC has provided guidance about many employment related issues involving Covid-19. On July 12, 2022, the EEOC again revised its guidance regarding mandatory Covid-19 testing.
Now, employers will need to assess pandemic and workplace circumstances in order to justify mandatory Covid-19 testing of employees. Employers must show that the coronavirus testing is job-related and consistent with business necessity as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Before this updated guidance, Covid-19 testing was permitted without any required justification or assessment. The EEOC has provided several factors to consider when making this assessment. If you are unsure if your business or employer can mandate Covid-19 testing, contact Cline, Cline & Griffin, PC.