Jersey City, NJ asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Can a job put you on unpaid leave for thirty days then after that thirty days say you quit?

I work as a contractor for Johnson n Johnson for company names Eurest! J&j recently mandated the vaccination and I do have two health problems I feel is a risk for it but my Dr denied me a medical excemption due to not looking good on their practice basically so the manager said he would help with transferring me which I was relieved till yesterday now he staying he not allowed all he can do is give me a reference and by Oct 4 I would be put on unpaid leave for thirty days if a transfer hasn't been obtained by me in those thirty days they will say I have quit personal reasons is this legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes. It would be viewed as a voluntary quit. Companies can mandate vaccines unless you have a medical or religious exemption.

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