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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) snuck in some pre-Halloween updates to its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers for COVID-19, Title VII, and other EEO laws. In this latest round, published earlier this week, the agency finally gave us additional guidance on how employers should handle requests for religious-based exceptions to mandatory vaccination requirements, more commonly known as “religious accommodation requests.”

1. Does an employer have an obligation to consider an employee’s request for an exception to a COVID-19 vaccination requirement based on a religious belief?

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