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U.S. agency says employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccination

Stock MarketsMay 28, 2021 09:45PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The seal of the The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) - U.S. companies can mandate that employees in a workplace must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Friday.

The EEOC, in a statement posted on its website explaining its updated guidance, said employees can be required to be vaccinated as long as employers comply with the reasonable accommodation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws.

In addition, employers may offer incentives to workers to be vaccinated, as long as they are not coercive, it said.

The vast majority of employers have been reluctant to require workers to be vaccinated. A survey by management-side law firm Fisher Phillips earlier this year found that only 9% of the more than 700 employers surveyed said they were considering mandating vaccines.

U.S. agency says employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccination
 

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tim apple
Tim1972 May 29, 2021 9:36AM ET
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If the brainwashed public allows this, do you think it will stop at a single vaccine?
Lewis Edward
Lewis Edward May 29, 2021 3:38AM ET
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Misleading headline. As much as you tyrants in media want to give the impression that employers have the right to mandate experimental vaccines on employees, they do not. The EEOC does not set the laws of the land. NONE OF THE VACCINES ARE EVEN FDA APPROVED. There are MANY lawyers out there that now have practices entirely dedicated to defending individuals against businesses that fire or discriminate against employees based on vaccination status and other COVID matters. So best of luck to any employer who chooses to do so. If you want to get the experimental vaccine, get it. But to try to force others to get it because you are a brainwashed tyrant on a power trip is disgusting.
Gabriel Watson
Galaxybane May 29, 2021 1:21AM ET
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is there a mandate for other vaccines? why not? ohhh... right... it is unconstitutional
Lewis Edward
Lewis Edward May 29, 2021 1:21AM ET
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On top of it all, not a single one of the COVID vaccines is FDA approved. The mRNA vaccines are a completely new vaccine technology that has never before been administered to the population and have no long term safety data.
Klaus Weyers
Klaus Weyers May 29, 2021 1:12AM ET
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Mandate is terrible.. i would rather lose my job.. seems to be unconstitutional as well.. land of the free is becoming a joke
Tony Huynh
Tony Huynh May 28, 2021 11:47PM ET
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I guess you guys are willing to lost your job to stick it to the Libs. Millions of people already get vaccinated lol, so why is my cell phones signal still bad?
Hung Pham
Hung Pham May 28, 2021 11:47PM ET
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Are you stupid or are you a VC lol
Tony Huynh
Tony Huynh May 28, 2021 11:47PM ET
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hung pham, I'm just not a part of the Trumpist cult
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel May 28, 2021 11:34PM ET
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Mandates are coercive
David David
David9 May 28, 2021 11:18PM ET
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We are not that stew pit to let employers do that...
Water Bender
Water Bender May 28, 2021 11:15PM ET
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lawsuit time...just try to even suggest I have to get an experimental vaccine for emergency use only that is NOT FDA approve and vaccinatesca disease that has a 99.5% survival rate if you are under 80 years old. Come on... just try .
Mike Blade
Mike Blade May 28, 2021 11:14PM ET
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draconian
danny Levine
danny Levine May 28, 2021 10:58PM ET
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forced vaccinations. yeah it really comes true
Gene Kret
Gene Kret May 28, 2021 10:50PM ET
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Next step is to tax for non vacc
David David
David9 May 28, 2021 10:34PM ET
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Bowl sheet... they cannot make me do it...
Steve Siew
Steve Siew May 28, 2021 10:33PM ET
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I guess we are not that free after all
danny Levine
danny Levine May 28, 2021 10:26PM ET
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are people not scared what's more to come?
Frank Taylor
Frank Taylor May 28, 2021 10:25PM ET
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paint it anyway that you will, sounds coercive to me???what's next, dog RFID chips????
Hayden Hoggard
Hayden Hoggard May 28, 2021 10:17PM ET
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Land of the free arr you kidding me?
danny Levine
danny Levine May 28, 2021 10:17PM ET
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the dems are never for freedom
tim apple
Tim1972 May 28, 2021 10:17PM ET
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danny Levine  Republicans allowed this covid-19 (EVENT 201) nonsense on their watch.
 
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