Nathaniel Glasser, Katherine Smith Cited in “Yes, Employers Can Fire Staff for Under-Vaccination”

Precision Vaccinations

An article authored by Nathaniel M. Glasser and Katherine Smith, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, titled “A Shot in the Arm for Employer Vaccine Requirements for Health Care Workers,” was cited in Precision Vaccinations, in “Yes, Employers Can Fire Staff for Under-Vaccination,” by Don Ward Hackett.

Following is an excerpt:

Healthcare providers may condition staff employment upon certain vaccinations …

Three legal cases during 2018 have helped clarify an employment question - can employers require employees to be vaccinated. …

Previously, during January 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling clarified how healthcare employees can claim a religious exemption to avoid getting the flu vaccine.

The National Law Review published an article from Nathaniel M. Glasser, with Epstein Becker Green, suggesting that employers should be mindful not to categorically deny all requests for religious exemptions based on anti-vaccination beliefs.

In this case, the Court concluded that Fallon’s belief that “the flu vaccine may do more harm than good” amounted to nothing more than a concern about the health effects of the vaccine.

Related reading:

Health Employment and Labor, “A Shot in the Arm for Employer Vaccine Requirements for Health Care Workers,” by Nathaniel Glasser and Katherine Smith.