The idea of employers requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all workers is one that continues to create problems between those who are concerned about getting the vaccine and the recent spike of cases due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. This problem resonates particularly in the health care field.
Unvaccinated workers at the Hackensack Meridian Health hospital organization, one of New Jersey’s largest healthcare systems, received a letter of ultimatum from the organization: vaccinate by October 1 or employment will be terminated.
Workers who are hesitant about the vaccine expressed concern at the quick turnaround of the drug to market, The hospital group’s letter to employees provides some hope for workers to find an exemption, adding that some exemptions will be granted, but does not specify what would qualify for that exemption.
Employees who fear they are being treated unfairly or discriminated need legal representation. Cherry Hill employment discrimination lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., defend the rights of workers. Call 856-245-5737 or complete a form online. Located in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the firm serves clients throughout South Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Marlton, Moorestown and Mount Laurel.