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Employers Face Daunting COVID-19 Vaccination Questions

Becky Baker, chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice, discussed with TechTarget news whether employers can mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

There is some precedent for requiring vaccinations, but it’s mostly for people who work in healthcare. A hospital can say that without a vaccine, “you can’t treat our vulnerable, compromised patients,” Baker said.

A vaccination requirement will be complicated by the Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for COVID-19, which means the product is still under investigation and not fully approved, Baker said.

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