Q: Can my employer require proof of COVID Vaccine in Florida if I have a medical condition?
A: Yes. However, if you have a diagnosed disability which a physician says makes you medically ineligible for the vaccine, and you are fired for not being vaccinated, you may have a potential disability discrimination claim, as well as a potential unemployment compensation claim. From what I've heard, health conditions that make one ineligible to get the vaccine are rare.
A: Yes, your employer can require employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine and as such, is justified in asking for proof of the vaccine. Employees can present the CDC Covid-19 Vaccination Record Cards issued at vaccination sites without revealing any private health info beyond their birthdate. If your employer requires the vaccine and you are requesting a medical exemption, you must present medical documentation to your employer to be eligible for the exemption.
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