Thursday, October 21
Religious Exemption Won’t Stop The COVID Vaccine
COVID

Religious Exemption Won’t Stop The COVID Vaccine

Although exemptions vary from state to state, all school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons. There are 44 states and Washington D.C. that grant religious exemptions for people who have religious objections to immunizations. However, as first reported on medicine.sbs, we predict that religious exemption will be challenged. As seen in Maine - The Supreme Court declined late Tuesday to block a state order requiring health care workers in Maine to be vaccinated against Covid-19. What are employer obligations to workers when it comes to religious exemptions? The right to request a religious exemption stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects workers from discrimination on the basis of religion, among other things. The Equal Em...