Employment and Labor

Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in the Employment Context

6/2/2021 | Article

American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section 

Corporate Counsel Law Newsletter - Spring 2021

Authored by Kerri A. Wright and Melanie D. Lipomanis

Once our population has been inoculated against COVID-19, experts predict we
will soon recover from the devastating social and economic effects of the pandemic
and employers will be permitted to operate at full capacity. They caution, however,
that the efficacy of vaccines currently available will require the majority of us to be
inoculated before we see the rates of infection diminish. This condition also applies
to an employer’s workforce. Surprisingly, quite a few people eligible for the vaccine
are opting not to receive it. For this reason, many public and private employers,
including school districts, colleges and universities are asking counsel whether they
can require their employees to be vaccinated.

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