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Can You Get Fired For Not Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine?

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A survey done by the Pew Research Center says around 4 in 10 Americans (39%) say they would definitely or probably not get a coronavirus vaccine. About half of this group said their minds could be changed once people start getting vaccinated, 21% of the other adult participants said more information would not change their mind.

But some U.S. workers may not get out of the vaccine simply because they have doubts!

A Dallas labor and employment attorney named Rogge Dunn, told CNBC that many of his corporate clients are leaning toward making vaccines mandatory. He said, “Under the law, an employer can force an employee to get vaccinated, and if they don’t take it, fire them.”

He says that some businesses (like one of his restaurant clients) think being able to say all of its employees have been vaccinated could be good for business.

However, there would be exceptions that include employees who don’t want to be vaccinated due to medical reasons (protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act). Also, if religious beliefs would be violated by vaccination, it’s possible an employee could be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Danielle Tufano


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