(Recorded Webinar) What Every Employer Needs to Know About Employee Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

Duration: 44 minutes
Recorded on: 2/11/2022

As employers grapple with determining the applicability of various federal vaccine mandates and drafting policies to fulfill their compliance obligations, employers face the difficult task of evaluating the merits of employee requests for exemptions based on religious beliefs or medical grounds. Understanding and managing these exemptions, which are respectively rooted in Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, is of the utmost importance. Even the slightest misstep may lead to lawsuits by employees alleging that an employer’s denial of a request for an exemption was unlawful.

In this webinar, we will explain these exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates so that employers are aware of their obligations under the law. We will discuss the potential legal ramifications that may arise from granting or denying an employee’s request for a religious or medical exemption. And, we will explore the best practices for handling exemption requests, including the steps employers should take to formulate and implement a suitable exemption policy.

This program will consist of a substantive presentation followed by a question and answer period. To ensure that questions are answered, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of this webinar.

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
  • Directors and Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • In-House Legal Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the general legal framework of the ADA and Title VII as well as understand your organization’s compliance obligations
  • Formulate and implement a comprehensive and effective policy for vaccine exemptions
  • Evaluate and determine whether an employee qualifies for a medical or religious exemption
  • Adopt best practices for receiving and responding to employee requests for a medical or religious exemption
  • Evaluate the risks associated with granting or denying an employee’s request for a medical or religious exemption
  • Identify potential missteps to avoid when handling employee accommodation requests
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
02/16/2022
Course expires: 
07/01/2024
Cost:
$175.00

H. SCOTT JOHNSON, JR.

A Senior Counsel with the firm in the Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Law practice groups, Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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