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New *July 2022* guidelines for COVID-19 testing at work

July 27, 2022

On July 12, 2022, the EEOC updated previous COVID-19 guidance – covering how employers should handle COVID-19 concerns with employees. A notable update discusses how employers should deal with testing employees for COVID-19.

To see all the updated guidance, visit the EEOC’s website here.

The EEOC enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act (which include the requirement for reasonable accommodation and non-discrimination based on disability, and rules about employer medical examinations and inquiries), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, and sex, including pregnancy), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (which prohibits discrimination based on age, 40 or older), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Note: Other federal laws, as well as state or local laws, may provide employees with additional protections.

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