What To Know About Workplace Rights During COVID

A growing number of employers and employees are growing frustrated with the unvaccinated and adopting get-tough workplace policies.

Employees elbow bump at a JLL office in Menlo Park, Calif., in September. With the delta variant surging, mask mandates are returning, and some employers are now requiring employees to be vaccinated before coming to the office.
Employees elbow bump at a JLL office in Menlo Park, Calif., in September. With the delta variant surging, mask mandates are returning, and some employers are now requiring employees to be vaccinated before coming to the office. Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees elbow bump at a JLL office in Menlo Park, Calif., in September. With the delta variant surging, mask mandates are returning, and some employers are now requiring employees to be vaccinated before coming to the office.
Employees elbow bump at a JLL office in Menlo Park, Calif., in September. With the delta variant surging, mask mandates are returning, and some employers are now requiring employees to be vaccinated before coming to the office. Bloomberg via Getty Images

What To Know About Workplace Rights During COVID

A growing number of employers and employees are growing frustrated with the unvaccinated and adopting get-tough workplace policies.

Employers from Disney and Google to the federal government are adopting get-tough policies and vaccine mandates as the Delta variant continues to drive up COVID cases in the U.S. New rules for the workplace are a response to a pandemic that is again getting worse, but they’re also sparking confusion for some employees about what their rights are.

Reset checks in with two employment attorneys to answer listener questions.

GUESTS: Jim Griffin, employment attorney for HR Source in Downers Grove

Douglas Brayley, employment attorney at the law firm Ropes & Gray