Employers mandating vaccinations
While the EEOC has acknowledged that it is possible to challenge the sincerity of an employee’s religious belief, it remains difficult to do so.
Fears, Misconceptions, and Other Objections Employees may resist the flu shot because they believe it can cause influenza, are afraid of needles, or feel that a mandate encroaches on their personal liberty.
When Clarke complained and sought an alternative accommodation to the policy, Baystate terminated her, EEOC said.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires an employer to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs or practices.
Well, unless it would be an undue hardship on the employer.
When job applicants complained to Clarke that they could not understand her when she spoke to them while wearing the mask, Clarke removed the mask in order to be heard, EEOC said.Terminations and Unemployment If an employee refuses to comply with a mandatory policy, management may be faced with the decision of whether to discipline or terminate the employee.