Businesses in Santa Clara County must track employee vaccinations. What does that mean?
May 24, 2021
Aside from outright vaccine refusal and skepticism, there are religious and health reasons why a person might refuse to get vaccinated, said Domenique Camacho Moran, a labor and employment attorney at New York law firm Farrell Fritz.
“We don’t want to walk around with yellow T-shirts and green T-shirts,” for vaccinated and unvaccinated people at work, she said. Tensions and said discrimination claims could arise if people who refuse to get vaccinated for religious or health reasons are treated differently at work — required to mask and distance — than vaccinated people, she added.
Moran also said reading the rules as encouraging vaccinations made sense. “I think there is a very reasonable subtext that those who are vaccinated are going to enjoy a better life,” she said.
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