In a tight labor market, the inability to find talent can decline a company faster than workers falling ill due to COVID-19. But the health of workers is still crucial for employers. How can organizations protect workers while respecting employees' rights to make their own health choices? For many, the answer has been to encourage – rather than mandate – vaccines through various methods.
What do companies do?
Getting employees vaccinated is a top priority for many organizations. In fact, it is so important that companies take out unvaccinated employees in some cases and fire them in others.
However, every vaccine-related workplace policy has inherent legal risks. Employers who are considering a vaccine policy – whether it is related to incentives, penalties or mandates – should first consult a lawyer.
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