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4 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Can my job force me to get a COVID-19 vaccination?

I am a remote worker based out of Tampa, Fl. I am assigned to a medical center in Barre, MA. I am actively trying to become pregnant and there is not enough data on how COVID can affect my pregnancy or child. Not to mention long term affects of the vaccine itself. As a healthy 30 year old female... Read more »

Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Jay P. Lechner Esq.
answered on Nov 18, 2021

To clarify the previous responses, the Florida legislature has passed a bill that will prohibit a private employer from imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for any full-time, part-time, or contract employee without providing individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out on the basis... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I have been denied medical care because I refuse to wear a mask and get temperature taken. Can someone help?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Oct 26, 2020

As far as legal help, no. The medical provider is legally entitled to protect its staff and other patients from potential Covid carriers, which is most of the population. Also, even when there's no Covid, the first thing done by medical staff is to take your temperature and other vitals,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: can a condo association ban a person from own unit for not wearing a mask
Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on Aug 4, 2020

It's depends on what you mean by "banning." The Condominium Act gives broad sweeping powers to the Board of Directors of a condominium association (COA) during a state of emergency. Those powers include the discretion to do what is necessary to protect the life, safety and health... Read more »

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Q: Work email requiring anyone who is going to be tested for COVID-19 to notify their supervisor FIRST. Legally require?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 17, 2020

You are asking if your employer can require you to give them notification before you get tested? Probably not, if you do it on you own time and at your own expense. But in any event the only way, that I can think of that your employer would know you are got tested would be if you told them... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: A municipality enacted more aggressive measures than the state in regards to their Covid-19 response, can they be sued?

A city and county forced all timeshares closed as part of their Covid-19 response. The state did not close timeshares via their directive. Our particular timeshare has each unit/week deeded and the owners pay their share of the relevant city/county taxes. The city and county have blocked owners... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 1, 2020

I agree with Mr. Minnick. You'd have to seek a Court ruling that the municipality's action is not legally valid, and to do that, you would need to challenge the constitutionality of the action. There are various "levels of scrutiny" that the Courts use to determine if the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Can you be furloughed if you are on fmla like me?Of 4 managers in my department, I was the only one furloughed.

I am on approved intermittent fmla from my company ( a large publicly traded one) to take care of my elderly mother. I would come in to work about 2 hrs later than regular start time daily to care for my 94 yr old mom before her caregiver arrived. We had been working from home for 2 weeks due to... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo
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Alberto Naranjo
answered on Apr 8, 2020

This can be a violation based on the facts provided but it will depend on why the picked you and not the others, if it is due to the FMLA, that would be a violation of the law. Getting an attorney involved early on will increase your chances of a better outcome and you can review all the facts to... Read more »

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