These Long Islanders Are Willing to Be Fired Rather Than Get Vaccinated

September 16, 2021

In addition to mandates affecting federal, state and city employees, some private employers on Long Island have begun implementing vaccination requirements.

Labor and employment attorney Domenique Camacho Moran at law firm Farrell Fritz in Uniondale said some clients have begun the process of firing employees for not meeting a vaccine deadline.

“I had a client who started the process on August 1 and by September 1 employees had to have their first shot,” she said. “There were, I believe, two employees of this employer who were going to be terminated. I have other clients who are in the process.”

Thousands more private sector employees on Long Island will face a mandate to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 under a directive issued last week by President Joe Biden. He directed the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to draft rules requiring businesses nationwide with 100 or more employees to implement the requirement.

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