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Can your employer ask about your COVID-19 vaccine status?

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Can your employer ask about your COVID-19 vaccine status?
Can your employer ask about your COVID-19 vaccine status?

Your vaccine status is your boss’s business, according to the United States Equal Opportunity Commission — and that’s true regardless of whether the vaccine is for COVID-19, the flu or something else.

But what about your relatives?

TONIGHT -- YOUR FAMILY'SVACCINE STATUS COULD HELP YOUKEEP OR áLOSE A JOB.LEGALEXPERTS SAY COMPANIES HAVE ARIGHT TO KNOW -- AND YOU CANTHANK A FEDERAL LAW NICKNAMED"GINA."REPORTER LARRY SEWARDEXPLAINS.(track)some employees toldget the vaccine or else...(nats from ryle story - tc1:37)"are there potentiallegal risks?

Of course thereare?"(track)...it's a debateraging far beyond cincinnatipublic schools who have madeno decision yet.(sot/ tc 1:54/donyetta bailey/ bailey lawoffice, employmentdiscrimination attorney)"anemployer can make you get avaccine..."(track)(broll fromdowntown)WHEREVER YOU WORK...(show AP VAX CARD photo)...YOUR VACCINATION STATUS ISYOUR BOSS' BUSINESS...(showFEDERAL LAW - ADA)BUT DESPITEFEDERAL LAWS...(show GINAPROHIBITS photo)INCLUDING ANACT NICKNAMED "GINA"...(showAP COVID TEST 1)THAT KEEPTHECOVID-19 TEST RESULTS OFFAMILY MEMBERS' PRIVATE...THEIR CHOICE OF GETTING ORSKIPPING VACCINE IS HARDLYCONFIDENTIAL.(sot/ tc 1:58/donyetta bailey/ bailey lawoffice, employmentdiscrimination attorney)"...they can also requireproof that you and your familymembers get the vaccine." 2:01(track)(show GINA mov)WRITTENTO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION ONTHE JOB AND IN HEALTHCOVERAGE... THE GENETICINFORMATION NONDISCRIMINATIONACT PROTECTS GENETICINFORMATION AND HOW IT'SSHARED.(show EEOC VACCINEMANDATES mov)GUIDANCE FROM THEEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYCOMMISSION... CHARGED WITHENFORCING DISCRIMINATIONLAWS...(show AP COVID TEST 2)SAYS "GINA" COVERS COVID-19TESTING... AND(show AP COVIDTEST 3)EVEN THOUGH THE VIRUSIS KNOWN TO SPREAD THROUGHCLOSE CONTACTS...(show EEOCVACCINE MANDATES photo)THEE-E-O-C IS AGAINST COMPANIESASKING FOR TEST RESULTS FROMAN EMPLOYEE'S FAMILY.(showDONYETTA BAILEY photo)BUTDONYETTA BAILEY... ANEMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATIONLAWYER FOR 21 YEARS... SEESLESS PROTECTION FORVACCINATION STATUS.(sot/ tc2:56/ donyetta bailey/ baileylaw office, employmentdiscrimination attorney)"theonly thing that "gina" coversis an employers' ability toobtain and use geneticinformation for you as anemployee or your familymember."(sot/ tc 3:24/donyetta bailey/ bailey lawoffice, employmentdiscrimination attorney)"...it's not considered amedical inquiry under theamericans with disabilitiesact as well, so we are justleft out there." 31(larrylooklive)"exceptions vaccinemandates involve people withdisabilities, women pregnantor nursing, and those withsincere religious beliefs thatkeep them from getting shots.for everyone else, bailey toldus things could change whenthe e-e-o-c guidance getschallenged in court.

Larryseward... wcpo... nine new

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