Lift & Tilt Podcast – Episode 017 : Can Employers Require COVID Vaccine?

Host: Kurt Guntner

Overview: Kurt & Mandy discuss how employers may approach the COVID vaccine and their policy towards it while drinking a red blend from a winery in Chile. Find out what questions to ask to shape your company’s COVID vaccine policy in this new episode from Lift & Tilt.

Can Employers Require COVID Vaccine?

1) The short answer is “Yes” they can.

An employer can make a vaccination a requirement if you want to continue working there. But there are significant exceptions for potential concerns related to any disability you may have and for religious beliefs that prohibit vaccinations. And experts say that employers are more likely to simply encourage their workers to get immunized rather that issue a company-wide mandate.

2) What about liability concerns?

Employers will need to make careful considerations regarding the potential for litigation regarding safe working environments as well as employee health should a vaccine be determined to have adverse side effects. Requiring vaccines for employment could have unforeseen adverse health concerns for employees and open the employer up to litigation. Not taking precautionary measures to keep employees safe from COVID could be seen as creating a hazardous work environment.

3) So what’s the plan moving forward?

Experts are predicting that the safest course of action for employers and employees will be recommended and potentially incentivized vaccinations.

Sources:
Seyfarth | Top Ten Considerations for Employers When it Comes to Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Programs
https://www.seyfarth.com/news-insights/top-ten-considerations-for-employers-when-it-comes-to-potential-covid-19-vaccine-programs.html

Montes Twins Red Blend 2016

Montes Twins is loaded with aromas of red and black fruit, sweet spices and bitter chocolate. The wine is creamy, youthful and easy to drink. Food Pairing: Enjoy with red meats, pasta and pizza or by itself.

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