Thursday, September 29, 2016

EEOC sues hospital over employee flu shots

As the Legal Intelligencer reports, EEOC Sues Hospital for Bias in Demanding Employee Flu Shots:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken up the case of a group of nurses and medical workers who claim they were fired from an Erie-based hospital over their religious objections to mandatory flu vaccinations.
Right here in the  Middle District of Pennsylvania!

We've been down this road (or at least a similar road) before. You can read my legal analysis of a similar claim involving vaccines here. In short:
  • Can the employer accommodate the flu shot-less employees without incurring an undue hardship?
  • Does the lack of flu shot pose a direct threat to health or safety?