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Employers may mandate vaccines for employees to come to work, however, this could lead to legal issues. It is recommended that employers encourage, rather than mandate, employees to get vaccinated because of a number of potential legal problems that have yet to be determined. An employer must allow for exemptions under either the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) if the employee has an underlying medical condition or voices an objection on religious grounds. Employers may need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who are protected under the ADA or Civil Rights Act. There is also the potential that employers could lose employees having strong opposition to taking the vaccine.

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