Getting a Covid vaccine can be required by your boss. Why that’s a good thing — and a danger.
Employer vaccination mandates set a worrying precedent for worker medical privacy.
By Forrest Briscoe
Rock Ethics Institute Affiliate Faculty
Professor of Management and Organization, Smeal College of Business
Millions of people who have been working remotely will soon be asked to return to workplaces where they will face new safety concerns due to Covid-19. To address those concerns, can their employers require them to get vaccinated? The answer is yes, and for some very good immediate public health reasons.
So far, few employers have announced firm plans for a Covid-19 vaccination mandate — yet many are considering it.
Yet, employer vaccination mandates also set a worrying precedent.