Maybe you’ve encountered employees who won’t tell you their COVID vaccination status because they say that such requests are infringing on their privacy rights. They’re wrong! Asking employees about their vaccination status doesn’t legally infringe on their privacy (medical or otherwise), nor does it violate any HIPPA privacy rules.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance on this issue. Learn more about HIPPA and vaccine privacy laws at www.theHRSpecialist.com/VaxPrivacy.
Source: HR Specialist:Employment Law December 2021