As companies call employees back to the physical workplace, more employers are electing to implement mandatory vaccination policies to keep employees safe amidst the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. In turn, some employees are seeking accommodations, asserting that disabilities or religious beliefs prevent them from being vaccinated. Employers should develop consistent standards for handling such requests.
In this Quick Chat video, our Labor and Employment lawyers share guidelines for employers to consider as they encounter requests for accommodations from mandatory vaccination policies.
Speakers: Robin Samuel, Stephanie Priel and Autumn Sharp
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For help navigating the legal landscape of COVID-19 vaccines and drafting and implementing Return to Workplace policies that are compliant in each jurisdiction where your company has headcount, please contact your Baker McKenzie employment lawyer.