Fenwick litigation and employment practices partner Sheeva Ghassemi-Vanni spoke with Protocol in a recent report on the shift among technology companies toward requiring employees to provide proof of vaccination before coming into the office.
“I think most employers are trying to put in as many safeguards as they can while also trying to put a level of trust and autonomy into their employees,” said Ghassemi-Vanni.
She noted to Protocol that companies may opt to either inspect the proof of vaccination or store a copy of the record, though the latter comes with privacy considerations.
"At the end of the day, this is medical information and it has to be treated and stored as such," Ghassemi-Vanni said. "It's relatively easy to manage and store, but I think what's really important is if you are going to require proof, to convey in that policy or communication to employees that this information will be treated confidentiality and will be stored appropriately."
The full article is available on Protocol.