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Employment Law Alert – USE THIS NOT THAT! New Form Recommended by the EEOC for Processing Requests for Religious Accommodation, New Deadline for Federal Government Contractors

November 12, 2021

As part of their overall effort to keep us on our toes, the EEOC is now suggesting that the request for religious accommodation form published by the White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force may be overbroad. 

Q: What are you supposed to do when one part of the government disagrees with a different part of the government?? 

A: Our suggestion, follow the lead of the agency that will be processing any potential claim.

In another update, the White House recently announced that the deadline for government contractors to comply with their vaccine mandate obligations has been extended to January 4, 2022 (the same deadline that is being used for vaccine compliance under the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard).

Please reach out to your Shulman Rogers employment counsel if you need a copy of the EEOC’s recommended form, or if you have questions about how to process requests for accommodation.

 

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The contents of this Alert are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about this Alert, please contact the Shulman Rogers attorney with whom you regularly work or a member of the Shulman Rogers Employment and Labor Law Group.