Clio, MI asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: Can you sue a company for not hiring you after they made you get the vacine to work

My fiance went to work for a place and did the interveiw. It went good and they wanted to do oriantation but needed her to get the covid vaccine. While she was in the process of getting the vacine the hr lady that was hiring her got fired. Since then weve been trying to contact them for a week. I work in the same place and I asked my union rep about it and he told me they cannot hire people that are in a relationship with someone that works there, but the hr lady who was in the hiring process with my fiance knew we were related. My fiance did not want to take the vaccine the only reason she did was to work. Would it be worth to sue for refusing work after she was told she was hired.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Doubtful. No one "made" your fiance get the vaccine. She got as a condition to secure a job, and could have refused the vaccine and the job offer.

The bigger issue is whether it's actionable that she was told she was being hired, and then found out otherwise. That may be something to explore. But unless there was a written offer in place, she may be out of luck.

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