If you’ve been regularly testing your employees for Covid over the past two plus years, you have done so under the guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC updated their Frequently Asked Questions about workplace Covid testing on July 12. There are some subtle, but significant, changes you need to consider–which may result in reducing or eliminating testing in some situations. It could also lead to increasing testing in others!
“Job-related and consistent with business necessity.”
This is the consistent language the EEOC uses whenever they talk about medical testing or requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act. To justify testing your employees for Covid, it needed to be “job-related and consistent with business necessity.”
That part hasn’t changed, but how a business should interpret that has.
To keep reading, click here: You Now Need to Have a Business Reason for Covid Testing Employees