job seekers oppose vaccination orders They began to organize their searches accordingly. Conservative social media site Gab Vax Unauthorized Job BoardWith nearly 31,000 members as of Friday, . a job site red balloon last month it began to “connect employers who value freedom with employees who value it too.”
“We stand against this mandatory vaccination trend,” said Andrew Crapuchettes, founder of Red Balloon. said in a YouTube video. “In today’s tight labor market, there are good companies with a strong work culture that are willing to hire dedicated employees, regardless of healthcare preferences.”
Stephen Gare, a network technician in Florida, group on LinkedIn for employers and unvaccinated people to connect. “I’m worried that there may be a lot of people who don’t want to be vaccinated and are looking for work,” said Mr. Gare.
Mr Gare, who has not been vaccinated, is not currently looking for a job, but said he may have to if his company mandates a vaccination. “I will do whatever it takes to live without getting vaccinated,” he said.
It is legal for employers to require vaccinations for both existing and new employees. And because vaccination status isn’t protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment lawyers say companies are allowed to consider vaccination status in most countries when screening job applicants, even if it’s not an official mandate. But while some states take measures to restrict or ban vaccine requirements, they may still face lawsuits or face political opposition.
“You’ll find that people’s career trajectories will be affected by their status,” said Ian Schaefer, a partner at law firm Loeb & Loeb who specializes in workforce issues and advises companies on Covid policies. “And so far, that’s totally permissible.”
‘Part of the pre-screening process’
The biggest obstacle to vaccination requirements in some industries is labor shortage. Few large retailers, for example, have announced mandates for front-line workers because of fears of mass leaving. And while businesses rushed for the holiday rush, authorizations for new hires were also rare.