Q: What is the law regarding a company demanding for the employees to attest to a vaccine? Is it legal to demand that info?
A company keeps demanding that I give an "attestation" as to whether or not I have been given the newest vaccine. The job is completely remote, I work entirely from home.
A: The cases involving whether employees are required to be vaccinated are evolving every day and depend on the type of work, reason for not getting the vaccine and whether the work is remote. I think a free consultation with a Georgia employment lawyer would be beneficial to you to discuss your situation. If you have not received the vaccine due to medical or religious reasons, your employer is required to provide you with a reasonable accommodation, if one exists. Working remotely is a reasonable accommodation. Therefore, speak with an employment lawyer about the specifics of your case to see if your situation falls within any legal protections. If it does, they can help you with how to discuss the matter with your employer.
The law regarding COVID vaccination mandates/reporting is developing, including state by state. Consult with an employment lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction. The NYS Bar Association has published 2 articles of mine on the topic.
Lawyers may be interested in attending (in person or remotely) the National Vaccine Law Conference held in Arlington, VA, on Sept. 15-16, 2022. I am a speaker on the topic of the Professional Legal Ethics when Advocating against COVID mandates.
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