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Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Private Employer Vaccine Mandate

January 19, 2022

Via: LexBlog

the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a hospital – or any other private employer – may impose an absolute vaccination requirement and fire any employee who fails to comply. The case involved medical centers that notified all employees that they were required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 29, 2021. Employees not vaccinated by the specific time were subject to disciplinary action, including mandatory use of leave time and, ultimately, termination. This policy permitted exceptions to the vaccine mandate if there were valid religious and medical reasons. Thirty-nine employees subsequently filed a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief and a declaratory judgment that the vaccination mandate was unlawful.

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