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Webinar: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and how to handle accommodations


Now that the government is mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for some employers, we are seeing an uptick in requests from employees for religious and medical exemptions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allows employers to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employers must be vigilant to recognize they must provide reasonable accommodations for employees who may have a medical disability or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from receiving the vaccine.

The accommodation process is extremely complicated, and the legal guidelines are very broad. This can put employers at risk as many are generally unfamiliar with how to administer the process correctly. In this session, we will discuss the ADA and religious accommodation process, including best practices and recognizing red flags.

After completing this course, the learner will:

  • Know what qualifies an employee to receive a religious or medical exemption.
  • Understand the EEOC guidelines for reasonable accommodations under the ADA and religious exemption arena.
  • Understand the foundational elements of the ADA and religious accommodation process.
  • Be able to recognize red flags or fraudulent requests.
  • Have reviewed real-world examples of vaccine exemption situations and the recommended response to those.

HRCI: 1 Credit – The use of this official seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

SHRM: 1 Credit – Trupp HR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



Audra Hedberg (She/Her), Vice President of Services

As the Vice President of Services for Trüpp, Audra Hedberg leads departments providing HR Consulting and Outsourcing Services to clients. Audra has been an HR professional for over 16 years, working in various industries. She has a passion for helping clients thrive and enjoys providing guidance under various employment laws in a relaxed style that is easy to understand.

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Tory DaughertyTory Daugherty (She/Her), HR Consultant

In her role at Trüpp, Tory serves as a dedicated HR Consultant providing support to clients in various HR compliance areas, including job description and employee handbook creation, employee relations, and advisement on federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Tory has her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and holds SHRM-SCP and PHR professional certifications.

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Lucy Henry (She/Her), Compliance Consultant

As an HR Compliance Consultant for Trüpp, Lucy provides support to clients in various areas of compliance. She takes on the responsibility of workplace investigations and employee relations issues as well as providing employee handbooks, policy updates, and state and federal law compliance. Lucy has a BA in Psychology and holds her SHRM-CP certification.

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