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Can an Employee Object to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines on Religious Grounds?

(The Conversation) – The rollout of vaccines across the U.S. has finally given hope to many employers of a return to some form of normality. Although the program has gotten off to a faltering start, the promise that hundreds of millions of employees could soon be vaccinated could provide a lifeline to businesses that rely on face-to-face customer service, such as restaurants, and also allow the reopening of offices across the U.S.

But can a company mandate its staff to be vaccinated? And what happens if an employee refuses to take the shot, citing their religious beliefs?

Read the full article here: https://wordandway.org/2021/02/04/can-an-employee-object-to-mandatory-covid-19-vaccines-on-religious-grounds/

Paul French receives the first COVID-19 vaccine dose at the new high-volume regional vaccination center at the Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on Feb. 2, 2021. (Silas Walker/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

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