Vaccine Mandates: What Employers and Workers Need to Know
October 01, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination mandates are raising tricky questions for employers and workers alike.
To help navigate the new rules, Newsday Live hosted a question and answer session Thursday with two experts on employment law who addressed issues including religious exemptions, who should bear the cost of weekly testing and more.
The virtual session, moderated by Newsday columnist Joye Brown and reporter Victor Ocasio, featured Brian S. Conneely, a partner at Rivkin Radler, and Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at Farrell Fritz.
Q: How should employers decide whether to accommodate requests for religious exemptions?
Moran: The question, ‘Is there an accommodation that can be granted?’ is much more straightforward. Employers may be better off just trying to figure out, ‘Can we do anything here? Or is there just too big a risk?’
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