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Here’s what you need to know about hiring and COVID 19 vaccine religious exemptions

Employees can now refuse COVID 19 vaccination due to religious beliefs.

On Monday the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission addressed questions about religious objections to COVID 19 requirements.

The EEOC’s goal was to give companies and their employees help for accommodating vaccine related religious accommodation requests.

As the staffing crisis continues, here’s what your senior living community needs to know about religious exemption from the COVID 19 vaccinations:

  • Employees and applicants must inform their employers if they seek an exception to an employer’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement due to a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

  • 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” are not required to accommodate an employee’s request for a religious accommodation.

“Title VII requires employers to accommodate employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, and observances absent undue hardship. This update will help safeguard that fundamental right as employers seek to protect workers and the public from the unique threat of COVID-19,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows.

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Happy Holidays

Answering inquiries for your community is what our Family Advocate Managers (FAM team) love doing, even on most holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the only two days we close up shop. We believe all of our team members deserve time with their families. By the next morning, FAM is right back at it to follow up on any inquiries that may have come in the day before.

What about all those other holidays? Rest assured SeniorVu has your time zone covered from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each of the following holidays:

Black Friday
Christmas Eve
New Year’s Eve & Day
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day

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Independence Day
Labor Day
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