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As employers consider requiring vaccines, some employers say they’ve already implemented the requirement

Many individuals have mixed feelings as the discussion begins surrounding mandating the vaccine in the workplace, but some employers have already been doing that.

Abilene Bar and Lounge in Rochester requires all of their employees to get the vaccine, and owner Danny Deutsch started asking staff, guests and musicians to show proof of vaccination in May.


He has said that his staff are all okay with getting the vaccine, and that while some people pushed back at his requirements, overall it has been positive.

An attorney at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP explained the legality of it all.

He said employers need to think about their employees and industry before making a decision to require vaccines, but that it is indeed legal to require it.

Employees can be fired for refusing to comply unless they have a medical or religious exemption, but it could also backfire on the employer who may end up with no staff or a Covid-19 outbreak on their hands.



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