Asking applicants for vax status? Not so fast!
Excerpted from a Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP blog by Robin Shea There has been a lot in the news lately about job applicants who include their COVID-19 vaccination status on their resumes, employers who ask applicants for that information, and employers who refuse to consider anyone for hire who doesn’t include their vaccination […]
Pennsylvania court rules private employer may deny exemption request from COVID-19 vaccination
Excerpted from a Troutman Pepper blog by Moses M. Tincher and Tracey E. Diamond Q. Have any court rulings upheld the denial of requests for exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine? A. Yes. Coming on the heels of President Joe Biden’s plan to require millions of workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, many employers either have already […]
Workers fired for refusing a vaccine unlikely to qualify for unemployment
Excerpted from a USA Today article by McKenzie Sadeghi The claim: Employees who are fired for refusing a vaccine are eligible for unemployment benefits The highly transmissible delta coronavirus variant has caused a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. As a result, an increasing number of workplaces are requiring employees to provide proof of […]
By the way, have you been vaccinated?
We’re sure this has come up hundreds of times, but the question still needs to be asked. When interviewing potential employees, can you ask about their COVID-19 vaccination status? The answer is, “Yes,” generally speaking. Most hospitals in the U.S. are moving in the direction of vaccine mandates following a positive June 12 court ruling […]