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CIHLER: Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine: Implications for Businesses

May 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Overview

As the United States attempts to move past the pandemic, many people contend that the vast majority of our fellow citizens must be vaccinated in order to do so. There is, however, an anti-vaccine movement. While many colleges and universities are requiring students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated, a number of states are considering legislation or executive orders to prohibit such mandates for employees and/or customers.

In this webinar, we will explore the legal risks associated with requiring — and not requiring — vaccination. Our panel, which includes a management-side attorney, a plaintiffs’ attorney, a union president, and an HR professional, will specifically examine the different laws that could be invoked to contest vaccine requirements as well as the laws that would potentially make employers liable for not vaccinating. In addition, we will discuss the non-legal but operational effects of choosing to require or to not require vaccination.

What You’ll Learn

New and existing laws that could be the subject of a lawsuit against employers that do or do not require the vaccine

The non-legal considerations that employers and unions need to weigh in making this decision, including employee morale

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John Boardman
Executive secretary-treasurer

Abigail Charpentier ‘95
Vice President People and Culture – Americas
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

David Ritter
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

David Sherwyn
John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources
Cornell School of Hotel Administration



May 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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