Religious Exemptions From COVID-19 Vaccine: Workplace Requests May Surge In Response To Vaccine Mandates

More employers are mandating COVID-19 vaccines for workers. Could this lead to a surge of religious exceptions requests?

Student getting vaccine
Christine Allegretti a registered nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Jazlyn Salgado, 12 at Michele Clark High School during a weekly vaccination clinic on August 12, 2021. Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to issue a statewide vaccine mandate for all school employees and a statewide mask mandate on Thursday. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Student getting vaccine
Christine Allegretti a registered nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Jazlyn Salgado, 12 at Michele Clark High School during a weekly vaccination clinic on August 12, 2021. Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to issue a statewide vaccine mandate for all school employees and a statewide mask mandate on Thursday. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Religious Exemptions From COVID-19 Vaccine: Workplace Requests May Surge In Response To Vaccine Mandates

More employers are mandating COVID-19 vaccines for workers. Could this lead to a surge of religious exceptions requests?

More employers are mandating their employees get vaccinated, and with the news of the Pfizer vaccine gaining full FDA approval, some companies may see a new wave of religious exemption claims.

Reset explores what this could mean for employers and workers moving forward.

GUESTS: Stephanie Goldberg, Crain’s Chicago Business healthcare reporter

Poonam Lakhani, employment attorney at Prinz Law Firm