As the prospects of an increase in the availability of the COVID vaccine improve, we know that MMTA members are preparing for the eventuality that trucking’s workforce will be eligible to receive the vaccine. In response, we hosted a webinar to answer a lot of the questions our member have had such as:
- Can employers make the vaccine mandatory and, if so, what are the practical implications?
- If an employer makes it mandatory and an employee refuses, what should employers do?
- Are there accommodation considerations for those not wanting the vaccine and/or having them take time off to get the vaccine if it is mandatory?
- If an employer requires the vaccine, are there liability implications for any adverse reactions/complications? Is there any way to limit this liability? Is it different if the vaccines are delivered on-site versus at a clinic they direct employees to?
Special appreciation goes to Ali Tozier and Stacey Neumann from Murray, Plumb & Murray who developed and delivered the presentation on February 8, 2021 FREE OF CHARGE to members of the MMTA. Click on the video below to watch the 50-minute webinar and feel free to send the link to anyone in your network who might benefit from this information.