Jamila Brinson Featured in ‘Houston Chronicle’ as Employees Return to the Office Following New CDC Guidance

June 1, 2021 | Mentions

As companies of all types and sizes continue to deal with the potential legal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for their businesses, Jackson Walker provides insights and resources on the COVID-19 Legal Resources & Insights site.

Following the CDC’s recent announcement of revised guidance for fully vaccinated people, Jackson Walker partner Jamila Brinson spoke with the Houston Chronicle about what employers can and cannot do as their employees return to the workplace and how, speaking from personal experience as she and her family deal with her returning to the office, employees may require flexibility.

In the article, she noted, “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated, ‘Yes, employers can ask their employees whether they’re vaccinated for COVID-19. It goes to the fact that there is still a pandemic, the risk and negative impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace are still so significant that it outweighs employees’ right to privacy.”

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To read more, view the Houston Chronicle article “CDC’s new guidance has ‘accelerated’ return-to-office plans” (subscription may be required).

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Jamila M. Brinson
Partner, Houston