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Post Offers Misleading Advice on Mandatory Vaccines and Unemployment Benefits

Bracewell’s Becky Baker joined FactCheck.org to discuss unemployment benefits for workers who get fired for refusing mandatory COVID-19 vaccines.

FactCheck.org looked at a recent social media post misleadingly telling workers who didn’t want the vaccine that they could collect unemployment benefits if they were fired. In most states, workers fired for violating company policy aimed at workplace safety are not entitled to unemployment benefits.

“If you wait and let your employer terminate you for failing to get a vaccine in compliance of the policy, you are unlikely to be approved for unemployment benefits,” said Baker.

Unemployment benefit laws vary from state to state. But in most states, employees fired for misconduct — particularly for violating company policy aimed at protecting workplace safety — are not entitled to collect unemployment, added Baker.

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