Quoted from rwmech5:
Can the employees sue the employer if it is a requirement to work there and they have an adverse reaction to the vaccine?
Can employees sue the employer with regards to issues with Covid and work?
Well, Mitch McConnell was pushing for liability protections for businesses but he backed off. But the states are addressing the liability issues.
Here is the one that South Dakota is working on:
" (Pending Legislation): The South Dakota legislature passed House Bill 1046, on February 8, 2021, prohibiting any claim or action for damages or relief alleging exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, unless the exposure results in a COVID-19 diagnosis and the exposure is a result of intentional exposure with the intent to transmit COVID-19. This law, if signed by the Governor, would apply to healthcare providers, business owners, and even personal protective equipment manufacturers and distributors."
Pay attention to this part: " and the exposure is a result of intentional exposure with the intent to transmit COVID-19."
It sounds to me like if you are an employee and catch Covid at work, you are not going to have any recourse unless you can prove your employer threw you to the wolves. How does an employer "prove" they have your best interest in mind? All an employer has to do is put out some hand sanitizer and may be offer some masks and some extra wipe-down cleaning and it will show the employer has your best interest in mind.
Of the few of these liability clauses I have read from different states, I am going to say that if someone wants to sue their employer for Covid related issues they better have a lot of money because, IMO, only a starving and/or idiot lawyer would take on a lawsuit case over employment and Covid.
It is going to be on you to protect yourself by....shall I say it...wearing a mask. And washing you hands. And getting vaccinated. If you die, your employer might send flowers to your funeral service to show that they "really" care. After that, it is back to business as usual.
Oops. I am sorry. You were asking about employers and the vaccine. Do you really think the U.S. govt., which is wanting everybody to get vaccinated, the same govt. that is also donating 500 million vaccine doses worldwide, is going to pay much attention if someone is having a bad reaction? I'm guessing that if you don't die you are going to have to sort it out yourself.
And I am just speaking from a U.S. point of view. I have no idea how, say Canada or Australia or the European countries are going to deal with liability issues.