Can you be fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine? America is about to find out

Can workers be forced to accept experimental treatment as a condition of employment?

Management Briefs

Some workers are suing to get their job back, according to lawsuits reviewed by MarketWatch, but all these cases want judges to block employers from making vaccination requirements.

Andrew Keshner

A court date on an early test is coming up later in May, and that’s just one of several lawsuits making their way through the system

Christopher Neve had a spotless record and several pay raises in his six years as a deputy sheriff with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.

In March, he was put on leave without pay for insubordination and then terminated, court and personnel records show.

This happened because Neve, 33, refused to get vaccinated, according to his North Carolina federal lawsuit filed in April.

Christopher Neve, as a deputy sheriff with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, could take the vaccine against his will or risk job loss, potential career consequences, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Months earlier…

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