The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine’s arrival has provided a ray of sunshine for employers hoping for a better 2021. But it also raised a slew of questions: How long until my workforce has access to it? Can I require all employees to be vaccinated? What if an individual worker refuses? Let’s look at the reasoning behind vaccination mandates and the potential pitfalls for employers seeking to enforce them.
Source: M-Foto / shutterstock Can You Require Employees to Get Vaccinated?
Generally, yes. You can require vaccinations if they’re (1) job-related and consistent with business necessity or (2) justified by a