The COVID vaccine is finally here! For many, this symbolizes a new start and a chance at herd immunity. Others may feel differently and plan to refuse the vaccine.
From a business owner's standpoint, being able to ensure your customers that your entire staff has been vaccinated may bring in more traffic from those who are taking COVID precautions seriously. In turn, you could also see an increase in profits. Plus, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has hinted that they expect many employers to require a vaccine.
That brings us to the questions: can you require your employees to get the vaccine, and if you do so, could it be considered employment discrimination? Recent state bills argue that it could be.