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Should workers wary of COVID-19 vaccines be forced to take one for the team?

Portland Press Herald
January 3, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, should employers be legally allowed to mandate vaccination for all employees? Maine employers are wrestling with the choice of whether or not to mandate employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Laura Rideout discusses the legal implications of such a mandate.

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Rideout also raises the possibility of employees rebelling against a company’s hardline stance. If 75 percent of the workforce refuses to be vaccinated, that puts the company in a tricky situation.

“Do they back down? That doesn’t necessarily look great,” Rideout said. “It can have other implications if an employer has a policy on the books and doesn’t enforce it and then there are problems that arise that the policy was designed to prevent.”

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