U.S. Employers Have Right to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine. But Will They? By Tina Bellon | December 3, 2020 Email This Subscribe to Newsletter Email to a friend Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Print Article Article 39 Comments December 3, 2020 at 11:35 am Zac says: Hot debate. What do you think? 15 17I will be suing anyone who mandates I take a vaccine for discrimination. December 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm Reason says: Like or Dislike: 3 1Explain yourself December 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm Reason says: Like or Dislike: 6 1I didn’t know there was a vaccine for discrimination. Great news! December 3, 2020 at 1:19 pm Jack says: Hot debate. What do you think? 31 30When your employer starts telling you what to do about your body, you turned into a slave. December 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm Jon says: Hot debate. What do you think? 22 20As far as I can tell, no one is forced to work for someone else. Jobs are allowed to have requirements if you want to work for them. If you want to be a garbage truck driver for example, you have to keep your blood pressure under control. If you don’t want to keep it under control, you don’t have to be a garbage truck driver. If you don’t want to get the vaccine, maybe find another line of work? December 3, 2020 at 2:57 pm Baron Harkonnen says: Hot debate. What do you think? 17 13Is the erosion of the Employment at Will doctrines somehow related here? Hmm. but I’m spitballing that one. What is really disturbing is 1) Jon’s “hey whatever” attitude like you can just quit your job all willy nilly like it’s no big deal 2) employers can *make you* get shot up with a vaccine that has been rushed together in such little time relative to the normal development time. If *years* to develop, test, and approve is the norm, this is abnormal. If *years* is a joke and it really only takes months, that’s abnormal too. You cannot have it both ways. 3) The employer evidently has zero liability for adverse reactions including death of the employee due to an employment mandate such as this. But work comp right? Jon, if YOU want the vaccine, fine but don’t drag me into you psychosis. December 3, 2020 at 3:07 pm Jon says: Hot debate. What do you think? 16 24LOL I love the assumptions, but I’m literally using republican logic against them dummy. Jack and Craig and their ilk are the ones to start arguing that if you don’t like the job you can find employment elsewhere on SEVERAL other topics. Funny how this one you view it as total psychosis, right? It’s because the republicans are hypocrites. Try harder. December 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm Baron Harkonnen says: Hot debate. What do you think? 14 13It took just 10 minutes for you to politicize this. Nice. Jon, I don’t hang in the same sandbox as you and your bros Jack and Craig. So when you say …..If you don’t want to get the vaccine, maybe find another line of work?….. it sounds like that’s what you think rather than a dig at your boys. Hence, psychosis. A severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. December 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm Jon says: Hot debate. What do you think? 17 18It’s 2020, what military silo shut off from reality are you living in where you don’t think EVERYTHING is politicized? Have you even read a post from Craig or Jack before? I don’t personally have a problem with the vaccine other than mistrust of any new-rushed vaccine. My issue is solely with the hypocrites, which is why I like pointing out Craig and Jack on the regular. I also dislike the dishonest, but funnily enough for Craig that venn diagram is a circle. I agree, it is psychosis. It is psychosis when Jack or Craig insist “if you don’t like it find work elsewhere” when it’s a matter of religious or sexual discrimination. It is psychosis when they suggest it when it’s a matter of obtaining a living wage from a multi-billion dollar company whose employees are on food stamps. It is psychosis when they insist on “if you don’t like it find work elsewhere” when they’re hit again and again by the fact that racism is a daily part of life for millions of americans. It is no less psychosis now. Just remember, they’re the ones who had that answer. They’re just also the hypocrites who don’t like that answer when it might personally affect them. December 8, 2020 at 2:48 pm Reason says: Like or Dislike: 5 2Do you realize the work on vaccines for these types of viruses were started after SARS and MERS? Stop the idiotic narrative that it was just tossed together unsafely and magically. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-vaccine/art-20484859 December 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm Wayne says: Hot debate. What do you think? 13 7What happened to the democrat logic of my body, my choice? December 8, 2020 at 2:54 pm Reason says: Like or Dislike: 10 4Please explain to me the connection between choosing to have an abortion and choosing to get a vaccine during a pandemic? Do you squawk when your kids have to get vaccinated to attend school? Do you realize that is how we stopped prior pandemics? Are you all absolute dipwads?? The worst part is that it’s so rampant now, thanks to idiots, that even with a 95% effective vaccine we’ll still see 150k+ deaths before it’s under control. December 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm SWFL Agent says: Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: 3 16Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.I know exactly what you mean. My father was an airline pilot and he was constantly reminded when to take his physicals, have his vision checked and told he couldn’t drink alcohol within 8 hrs of his flights. Total bunk. December 3, 2020 at 1:46 pm Craig Winston Cornell says: Hot debate. What do you think? 14 9My father was a garbage man and his employer didn’t pay for vision checks. And he couldn’t drink on the job either. But he was never forced to take medications by his boss. December 3, 2020 at 2:01 pm SWFL Agent says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 13 2Good point Craig, I’ll have to ask Dad about medications. But my post wasn’t about medications. It was a response, admittedly a facetious one, to the comment “telling you what to do about your body”. There are times where employers can & do tell us what to do about our bodies. December 3, 2020 at 2:03 pm Craig Winston Cornell says: Hot debate. What do you think? 9 15Yes. But NO ONE is ever forced to take medication. A bridge too far. Your comment was off point. December 3, 2020 at 2:11 pm SWFL Agent says: Like or Dislike: 8 4I’m sorry Craig, I don’t follow. My comment was more “off point” than Jack’s? How so? Should I not have pointed out how ridiculous the comment was? December 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm Baron Harkonnen says: Like or Dislike: 5 8I thought you only commented on marijuana stories. December 3, 2020 at 1:38 pm Gordon says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 20 7My body, my choice? December 3, 2020 at 1:40 pm Ali1 says: Hot debate. What do you think? 13 11Your choice to not work there! December 3, 2020 at 3:32 pm Jim says: Like or Dislike: 7 2What happens if all employers in his trade require COVID-19 vaccination? December 8, 2020 at 7:02 pm Reason says: Like or Dislike: 2 1I guess that would be saying something, wouldn’t it? December 3, 2020 at 1:59 pm Mark B says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 25 4The very first time an employee has a negative reaction to a vaccine that was given to them by force all hell is going to break lose. I would not want to be liable as an employer. December 3, 2020 at 2:48 pm Avice says: Hot debate. What do you think? 16 7I have never been forced to get a vaccine as a condition of employment. I thought that was only for healthcare workers and school aged children. I’m not antivax but I’m nervous about this vaccine and the rushed approval. I’m concerned that this vaccine could cause birth defects. I think the risk of future birth defects should be studied before it is mandated for all school aged children. You can’t take it back once all kids are vaccinated. Am I the only one who is worried about potential harm to my future grandkids? December 3, 2020 at 2:59 pm Perplexed says: Hot debate. What do you think? 12 9Avice, I am concerned about this vaccine too and no way am I taking it. December 4, 2020 at 12:58 pm Carrier Guy says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 12 0I wonder if the employers could be held liable. We already know that the vaccine manufacturers have no liability, and they’re the ones with the actual responsibility for the product. It should also be noted that these vaccines have NOT been tested on children at all. All the trials included only adults. Will schools attempt to require these untested vaccines for school attendance? Could be an interesting fight. December 3, 2020 at 3:16 pm Interested says: Like or Dislike: 9 8I bet that If I drank it and it would kill me – so, there’s no way I’d put that chemical cocktail into my body, via any other method. My body, my choice. I don’t think we are communist, yet, are we? December 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm John Dough says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 22 7“My body, my choice!” Y’all be sure to remember that when the next abortion case is presented in court. December 3, 2020 at 4:21 pm Jon says: Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: 13 23Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.But as we’ve seen time and time again, republicans only care when it’s their own bodies. Other peoples’ bodies, even an entire gender, that’s fine. But republican white males being forced to do something? Perish the thought! Hypocrites gonna hypocrite. Don’t trust Republicans. December 3, 2020 at 4:38 pm John Dough says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 19 3Who would have guessed there are so many closeted Gloria Steinem allies on Insurance Journal? Why, I haven’t seen this much wokeness since Sarah McLachlan’s last Lilith Fair festival. ;-) December 3, 2020 at 4:52 pm Jon says: Hot debate. What do you think? 9 17Then you’ve clearly been hiding in a bunker since the 90s. It’s not wokeness to want 80 year old white men to not have say in what an entire gender can and can’t do, it’s common sense. Your references show how out of touch you are bud. Open a book sometime. Or at the very least use the electronic device in your hand to learn about the world from a place other than OAN. December 3, 2020 at 5:08 pm John Dough says: Like or Dislike: 10 7Shhh, here’s a hint: I just might be on your side, “bud.” Try to not to alienate your allies. Note the use of the ” ;-) ” in my post above. The “Jump to Conclusions” mat in the movie Office Space was only a joke…consider returning yours and have a good afternoon. –> ;-)) December 3, 2020 at 5:16 pm Jon says: Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: 3 15Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.You might be on my side, but your post was needlessly attempting to make fun of my position. Now you’re trying to shame me for defending my position, what side exactly are you on? Remember, we had bob on this board for months claiming that he was a moderate independent while exclusively lying/dictating his far-right opinions on every subject under the sun for pages and pages that no one asked for. December 4, 2020 at 4:05 pm Jim says: Like or Dislike: 5 3What about the child’s body?! December 3, 2020 at 5:26 pm John Dough says: Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 15 3Jon, let me be clear. I was making fun of the usually right-to alt-right community that frequents this board. I don’t recall seeing you use the phrase “my body, my choice.” How you thought this was some form of an attack against you, is only known to you. As was said in another movie, Stripes, “lighten up, Francis.” Everything is not always about you. December 3, 2020 at 5:36 pm Jon says: Hot debate. What do you think? 7 13But I want to yell about things! Fair enough. I think I’ve got some pent up aggression since Craig got caught lying on the marijuana post earlier and has slithered to the shadows to hide when I want to rub it in his stupid face. December 3, 2020 at 6:01 pm John Dough says: Like or Dislike: 5 3Understood December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm Baron Harkonnen says: Like or Dislike: 9 6You guys are creeping me out. Get a room. December 9, 2020 at 6:39 pm Reason says: Like or Dislike: 5 1I still can’t understand what causes IJ to close comments. Pretty shocking this one has flown under the radar for this long… Comment have been closed for this article.