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Vaccinations Will Be Available Soon….Can NJ Employers Require Them?

In accordance with recent guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers may require their employees be vaccinated, subject to some limited exceptions.  Specifically, employers may not require vaccinations for those employees who have a disability or medical condition (including pregnancy) that makes vaccination a health risk or who have objections due to their religious beliefs (i.e. Christian Scientists).

Of course if employers choose to implement such requirements and the employee refuses, there are numerous landmines to avoid.  For example, maintaining the privacy of employees who refuse for medical reasons, considering reasonable accommodations for employees who cannot be vaccinated, etc.  We strongly suggest any employer considering mandatory vaccinations have in place a policy on the subject that covers all such contingencies.

© 2022 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. All Rights Reserved National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 8
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Ari G. Burd, attorney at Giordano Law Firm, Labor & Employment New Jersey Cannabis Law, Health Care
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Ari devotes his time to assisting and defending employers with regard to traditional employment issues. He frequently counsels employers for compliance with New Jersey laws and has extensive transactional and litigation experience.

Ari has litigated employment matters throughout the state, having made appearances in almost every Superior Court in New Jersey, as well as before both Federal District Courts in New Jersey and the Federal and State Courts in New York.  These actions have involved a diverse range of claims such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment,...

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