If you want to offer employees financial incentives to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19, go right ahead! It’s OK with the federal government.
Of course, this comes from the federal government here, it’s not so cut-and-dried. Check out the specifics so your company can stay in compliance.
Financial incentives can’t be ‘too large’
New EEOC technical assistance says that employers can toss out a carrot to their workers to receive the COVID shot.
But beware: Those incentives can’t be so large that they’d prompt employees to disclose medical info they wouldn’t be comfortable disclosing. That would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Only trouble? The EEOC offered no guidance on what would make an incentive “too large.”
So tread carefully. We’ll update you if the EEOC releases additional clarification.