On Nov. 4, the Biden administration along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) announced the issuing of a federal vaccination mandate that will require 84 million U.S. workers to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. The mandate will apply to all private businesses with 100 or more employees.
With so many employers pushing to require workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many legal challenges have begun to surface from those employed.
According to Bloomberg Law Review, there have been at least 39 federal cases that contest COVID-19 vaccination mandates forced by governments and private employers. Evidently, seven of those cases have been dismissed, while twelve others were formally denied.
Many people across the country have already faced termination for not complying with company COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Fighting back against vaccine mandates, health care employees, school teachers, airline workers, as well as military personnel have gone to court seeking out some sort of reform.
However, cases in opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates have been less than successful in court.
Though there has been opposition to the new mandate, requiring employees to get vaccinated has proven to work.
In a span of eleven days, the New York Police Department vaccination rate jumped from 70% to 86% following New York City’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers taking effect on Nov. 1.