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Sean Scullen featured in “Can Wisconsin employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine?”

FOX6 Milwaukee

When the coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available to the public, will employers have the ability to mandate that their employees get the vaccine? FOX6 Milwaukee reached out to Sean Scullen, national chair of the Labor & Employment Group, and other professionals to seek answers on this pivotal question.

Below is an excerpt:

"Scullen told Contact 6 it’s possible the private sector will have more authority to impose mandates than the public sector. He still believes private-sector employers can legally mandate the vaccine if they choose, but he doesn’t think most will initially.

Under the Emergency Use Authorization, recipients must be informed it’s their choice to get the vaccine, but Scullen says that doesn’t mean an employer can’t mandate it to return to work. Still, he thinks an employer could face some added legal risk by requiring this particular vaccine."

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