Logan Elia, Rose Law Group Partner And Litigation Attorney, Answers Azfamily FAQs Concerning COVID Vaccine In Arizona

By AZFamily

Q: Can my employer require me to get the vaccine? If I don’t do it, can I be fired.

A: The short answer is possibly.
If you have an underlying medical condition, you might be exempt under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides similar protection for people with “sincerely held” religious believes against vaccines.

If you are exempt, you and your employer would need to work together to come up with “reasonable accommodations.” What that looks like varies. It could be remote work or it could be using personal protective equipment (PPE) at the workplace.

Absent those two exceptions, you will be taking a risk against your employer’s mandate. Employers have the right to enforce their requirements.

“If your employer requires it, and you don’t do it, then it is likely you’ll lose your job,” said attorney Logan Elia with Rose Law Group.