Should flu shots for employees be mandatory?

My Above The Law post this week is entitled Lions, And Tigers, And … The Flu? Oh My!

“What if flu shots are mandatory — with termination for those who refuse such vaccinations?

Is that legal?

“The workplace is particularly vulnerable to the flu — both by being adversely affected by absenteeism, and, more importantly, as a place to become infected with the flu virus. So it would seem natural for employers to want to protect the workforce by suggesting that employees become vaccinated.

Suggestions are good. But what if they are mandatory — with termination for those who refuse such vaccinations?”

Read entire ATL post here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]