Can You Require Employees To Get The New COVID-19 Vaccine?

Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will explore these fascinating legal issues. You will learn how to set vaccination policies that maintain workplace safety while adhering to the law and mitigating liability.

What You'll Learn

  • What laws might prevent you from requiring employees to get the vaccine?
  • What does the recent EEOC guidance say on this issue?
  • What legal liability could you face for requiring employees to get the vaccine?
  • How would you handle employees whose religions prohibit vaccines?
  • What if an employee claims the vaccine is unsafe?
  • Can you terminate an employee who refuses to get the vaccine?
  • Are there alternative ways to keep the workplace safe?
  • Could you get sued for requiring your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • What vaccination policies and procedures should you implement?
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Training Overview

Is COVID-19 vaccination mandatory at your organization? Discover what you may legally require.

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more available to a broader population, employers are contemplating requiring all employees to be vaccinated. They are encouraged by the impressive effectiveness rates and eager to ensure workplace safety. Conversely, some employees remain skeptical.

Mandatory vaccination policies raise many legal questions revolving around the balance of employee rights, a duty to protect colleagues and customers, and organizational liability. You need to consider these issues and set policies for your organization now.

  • What laws might prevent you from requiring employees to get the vaccine?
  • What does the recent EEOC guidance say on this issue?
  • What legal liability could you face for requiring employees to get the vaccine?
  • How would you handle employees whose religions prohibit vaccines?
  • What if an employee claims the vaccine is unsafe?
  • Can you terminate an employee who refuses to get the vaccine?
  • Are there alternative ways to keep the workplace safe?
  • Could you get sued for requiring your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • What vaccination policies and procedures should you implement?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Human resources professionals
  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Clinical staff
  • Operations managers
  • Safety managers
  • Employee relations
  • Location managers
  • Division supervisors
  • Supervisors
APPROVAL AND VALIDITY
Credits
  • This program has been approved for 1.2 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.2 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
What's included
Training includes
  • 1.2 HRCI, 1.2 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Melissa Fleischer
  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law