The Houston Chronicle quoted M2D Partner Mike Muskat in a recent article exploring whether companies can legally require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine before going back to work.
While there are no laws prohibiting companies from mandating that employees get a vaccine, “There will be a good argument that vaccines are reliable, helpful and consistent with business necessity such that employers will be able to require them with certain exceptions,” Muskat said. Those exceptions include medical and religious exemptions.
Muskat believes, however, it is more likely that employers will merely encourage people to do their research on the vaccine and consider getting the shots. He said using a workplace rule to ensure 100 percent compliance may be impossible.
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