Can Florida Employers Require Employees To Be Vaccinated?
Mandatory Covid-19 Policies
One of the hottest topics in employment law these days is whether employers can require that their employees be vaccinated. The current state of the law is that an employer in Florida can (is allowed to) require that all of its employees to be vaccinated, with limited exceptions. Those exceptions include employees with certain medical conditions or with sincerely held religious beliefs and practices. Employees who are disabled, pregnant, nursing mothers, and those with a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination may not be required to be vaccinated. An employee requesting a religious or medical exemption must be able to provide appropriate documentation to their employer.
Employees who are required to be vaccinated, but who are not, should be prepared to face the consequences identified by their employer. These consequences can range from being required to wear a mask at work at all times to having their employment terminated.
As far back as March 2021, FairLaw Firm was working with one of its clients who wanted to implement a mandatory vaccination policy. FairLaw Firm instituted its own a mandatory vaccination policy on July 29, 2021.
FairLaw Firm counsels employers about mandatory vaccine policies for their employees. FairLaw Firm may be able to help employees who are fired, suffer adverse consequences, or discriminated against because they do not get vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
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