Lots of good info here. It answered many questions that I had.
In the somewhat-near future, US employers actually may be able to replace face coverings, social distancing markers, plexiglass barriers and Zoom…
Yeah, you lost me at "...California law..."There was a good article in the daily ENR email this morning. It was from the Monterey County Herald and referenced California law throughout. The article stated the biggest difference between C19 vaccine and all the others available/required for schools is the FDA has not explicitly approved it yet. They opined that there would be very few issues within industries like engineering. Healthcare, senior care and other public facing that can't work from home occupations were a whole another bag of works though.
Definitely a shit way to do it on the restaurants part.
I'm not an expert either. But I have heard through reliable channels that the EUA is the reason the military is not requiring it, and that they will require it once it receives full approval. If the military doesn't believe they can require it, I wonder how any other employer could.I'm not an expert, but from everything that I found online, it's completely legal to be fired for refusing the vaccine, unless you can prove that you have a medical condition that prevents you from taking it, or you can prove that's it's against your religious beliefs. The fact that's it's only approved under an EUA has no relevance.
Is it that they can't require it? Or is it that they are choosing not to?I'm not an expert either. But I have heard through reliable channels that the EUA is the reason the military is not requiring it, and that they will require it once it receives full approval. If the military doesn't believe they can require it, I wonder how any other employer could.
On the other end of the spectrum, my wife is actively trying to figure out how she can get vaccinated. She left her travelling job and went back to the medical center in the Hamilton County Justice Center where she'd worked before, which not surprisingly, is way up there in risk of exposure. I guess in Ohio right now, they're basing it primarily on age and people who work in an actual hospital, because you know, only people who work in a hospital are really "health care workers
If it can be proven that an unvaccinated employee poses a direct threat to others AND the threat can't be eliminated through other means, then that employee could legally be let go.