Can My Company Make Me Get the COVID Vaccine?

By Jack Tuckner, Esq.


The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC, just determined that employers may require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine before permitting the employee to return to the workplace. The rationale being that requiring a vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry or a medical examination that would be prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, there’s a narrow band of exceptions for religious beliefs or for actual disabilities that may require the employer to reasonably accommodate the employee by allowing that employee to work from home, for example, unless it’s an undue hardship on the business. This is Jack Tuckner with Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, the employee rights firm based in New York. If you have any questions related to your employment, please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email for a no charge consultation. Thank you.