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To Mandate or Not to Mandate? Legal Considerations for Private Employers Contemplating a Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine Program

On June 10, 2021 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Karen Baillie published a client alert, “To Mandate or Not to Mandate? Legal Considerations for Private Employers Contemplating a Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine Program.”

Many employers are trying to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and how to manage a vaccination program. Employers want to provide safe workplaces and also want to avoid lawsuits from an increasingly litigious workforce. The following is a checklist of some of the considerations for employers exploring a vaccination program for their workforce.

For example, who might be exempt from a mandatory vaccination program? Federal anti-discrimination laws for employers with 15 or more employees require covered employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, pregnancy and those with religious needs to enable the employees to perform their essential job functions.

Click here to read the full client alert.

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