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Written by attorney Randy Jay Harvey

Can Employer’s Require COVID 19 Vaccinations for Employees?

Can employers require you to get a COVID 19 vaccination as part of your employment. by Employment Law Professionals | Jun 3, 2021 | Firm News

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Summary: While employers have the right to require vaccination of their employees and require proof from their employees that they have been vaccinated, caution is appropriate. If your business has limited contact with the public or clientele, your workforce may be able to protect themselves through other means. In that case, you may not want to run the risk of legal actions against you for the minimal benefit of requiring your employees to prove they have been vaccinated. On the other hand, if your business has a high percentage of contact vulnerable populations, such as elder care, medical providers, nursing homes, retail sales, and other similar companies, you should seriously consider a policy on vaccinations. As the COVID 19 pandemic subsides and the population reaches herd immunity, this employment law question may subside and be less urgent. It is always a good idea to work with your company’s employment lawyer on these matters so that you have a basis to act with confidence when dealing with your workforce. [1] https://www.eeoc.gov/foia/eeoc-informal-discussion-letter-164 www.elpnw.com

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