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Can an Employer Require Employees to Receive a Flu Shot?

Posted by John Buckley on Jan 8, 2018 12:30:21 PM

With cold and flu season in full swing, we frequently receive phone calls from employers asking if they can require their employees to receive flu shots.  Generally, employers may impose such requirements if they offer reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs.  A recent precedential decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit–the intermediate appellate federal court that covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware–addressed what constitutes a “religious” belief in this context.

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Topics: Employees, Company Culture, Workforce

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