Q: Do I have any recourse against my employer for firing me for not getting the covid vaccine?
I have a medical condition that should be a contraindication to the vaccine; however, my employer disregards this and any other medical condition in their mandate of the vaccine. Should I resign or let them fire me? And do I have any recourse against them for it?
A: You are in relatively uncharted waters. You may have an interesting case. But your biggest concern now should be what you are going to do to make ends meet between now and whenever your case gets resolved, which could be years.
A: Your employer can legally require employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If your doctor recommends that you not receive the Covid vaccine because of a medical condition you have, you are eligible for an exemption to this requirement. However, you must thoroughly document your medical condition and your doctor’s recommendation against taking the vaccine. A conversation with your manager is not enough. Before you resign, start the process of documenting your request for a medical exemption, and wait to see how your employer reacts before making your next move.
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