Portland, OR asked in Employment Law for Oregon

Q: Does my employer have the right to terminate me for not taking vaccine in the state of Oregon?

I was asked today if I'd be taking the covid vaccine when its available April 15th. I told him I wouldn't. He said if I dont get it,I need to look for another job. Its my understanding that Oregon allows,not only religious accommodation,but philosophical reasons as well. Im aware I can get an religious accommodation request. How do I go about refusing the vaccine due to philosophical reasons,if that is indeed an option?

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Except under certain circumstances (that you do not mention) yes, they can require that you take the vaccine.

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