Rose Law Group attorney George Finn explains to 12 News: Yes, if you are fired from your job for refusing a vaccine mandate, you could lose unemployment benefits


By Michael Doudna | News 12 Phoenix

PHOENIX — Get vaccinated, get a weekly COVID Test, or lose your job. These are the choices facing more and more workers across the country after the federal government and companies nationwide announced new policies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Joe Biden is requiring the vaccination of all government employees in the executive branch and requiring companies with 100 or more employees to require vaccination or weekly COVID testing.

Legal challenges, including those here in Arizona, await the plan. However, if you decide to not follow the new policy, could you lose out on your unemployment benefits?


“In Arizona, you are ineligible for unemployment benefits if you are fired for misconduct. That includes violating a company policy,” George Finn, an attorney with the Rose Law Group, said. “An employer can essentially impose conditions to employment as long as they are not discriminatory.”