What could FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine mean for employer mandates?Read Time: 1 min
New Orleans Member Christine Tenley appeared on New Orleans WWL-TV’s broadcast coverage on August 24 regarding the likelihood that employers may require COVID-19 vaccination following the Pfizer vaccine’s FDA approval.
“I think we are at a critical juncture of workplace safety. At the bedrock of your legal obligations, is to keep your workplace safe,” said Employment Litigation Attorney Christine Tenley at McGlinchey Stafford Law Firm.
She says employers may now feel more comfortable mandating a vaccine. There are two exceptions, religion or a medical condition.
“I would have that employee receive, or go get documentation from their medical provider, that says something to corroborate their request,” Tenley said. “We as business owners do not want to be playing doctor.”
When asked if she is expecting more litigation when it comes to this change, Tenley replied, “Well actually, I’m seeing it on a daily basis. I’m seeing probably 15-to-20 cases being filed nationwide.”
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