On Nov. 23, following a special legislative session, Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law legislation that requires all employers, public or private sector, to accommodate employee requests for relief from COVID-19 vaccine requirements on the ground that the requirement would violate a sincerely held religious belief of the employee and forbids employers from “inquiring into the sincerity of the request” by the employee.
As a result of this new state law, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued a statement advising employers not to question the religious beliefs of employees who claim waiver from vaccine mandate. His full statement can be viewed here:
If you have questions or concerns about compliance with this law, we recommend that you talk to your trusted human resources or employment law advisor.