Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Employers can legally require COVID-19 vaccine

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says employers can legally require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2020, 2:16 AM

Updated 1,308 days ago

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As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says employers can legally require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Legal experts say there are exceptions to the federal guidelines, like if an employee that has a disability, they could request accommodations and be exempt from a mandatory vaccine.
Other exemptions include those who refuse vaccinations based on religious beliefs. Even with COVID-19 deaths reaching more than 3,000 a day, for the first time in a month, some are still hesitant about the vaccine.
Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, an employer must determine if an unvaccinated worker poses a health risk to others and must try to make reasonable accommodations before terminating that employee.


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