Am I legally obligated by my employer to continue taking Covid tests when I've already shown proof of full vaccination?
Is it legal for my boss to charge me for insubordination for refusing to take a Covid test since I have the card and the dates with me, and I have a picture of it on my phone? Also read the Oakland PD said that asking some of the officers there to submit to testing violates HIPPA rules, just curious about that one.
2 attorney answers
Employers can impose rules for workplace health and safety and failure to comply with these rules can be grounds for adverse workplace action, including termination. Unfortunately, the fraudulent offer and use of fake vaccination cards has made employers wary of relying solely on paper cards and if your records cannot be verified, employer can request you to test. As a practical matter, go to the local pharmacy and ask them to update your records.
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There is nothing unlawful when an employer asks for you to take multiple Covid tests.
What you heard about HIPAA is wrong. HIPAA does not apply to employers. It is a law that regulate health care providers.
Good luck to you.
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