Continues the great “Broccoli Fight of 2021.”
(I acknowledge the hyperbole. Vegetables do that to me.)
Like George H. W. Bush, I do not like broccoli. At least one Texas federal judge seems to love it and thinks all Texas employers can make their employees eat it or lose their jobs.
The Backstory: I published two blog posts addressing whether employers can force employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations. You can read them here (“Eat Your Broccoli, or Else!”)(April 16, 2021) and here (“Broccoli Must be Good for You: The Government Says So”)(June 4, 2021). I raised the question of whether the “boss” can require workers to submit to medical procedures (in this case, COVID-19 vaccinations) to keep their jobs. I freely acknowledged that I received the vaccine as soon as I could, but I recognized that others might make different choices. I also acknowledged that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had published materials to the effect that it believed federal EEO laws permitted an employer to require vaccinations (subject to certain
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