If you owned a business, would you require the employees be vaccinated?
Let’s assume this isn’t a healthcare facility or a nursing home. And you have at least a few employees who aren’t just you. And assume that even if you answer “yes” you will make reasonable accommodations for employees whose doctors advise against vaccination.
If you picked “it depends on the nature of the business” or “it depends on something else”, please elaborate.
It depends on the nature of the business
It depends on whether I can find enough vaccinated employees
Every year I turn down a chunk of money given to employees who submit to an employer-sponsored physical, because i feel like that information is none of my employer’s business. Even though they claim they don’t get the information.
(I do get a physical from an independent ductile paid for by employer-paid healthcare.)
So I’m sympathetic. But this seems like a small and relevant piece of health information. When i wanted a different desk chair because the new chairs made my leg numb, i shared that medical information with my employer, because it was job-relevant. Despite having a single pot of paid time off for vacation and sick leave, i tell my employer when I’m sick. And when an employer asked me if i was vaccinated for covid i have them enough information to confirm my vaccination status with the state’s vaccine registry.
If my employees would feel more comfortable working for me knowing all their co-workers were vaccinated, that would be an important consideration. If my employees wouldn’t actually quit, but resented my asking, that would would be a consideration, too.