Survey Says: Businesses Are Not on Board With Requiring Vaccines
by Jeff Charles, RedState.com, December 15, 2021
Apparently, not all people love intrusive vaccine mandates as much as the Democrats. A recent survey found that an overwhelming majority of businesses do not plan to require their workers to take the jab if President Joe Biden’s vax mandate doesn’t work out in the courts.
A survey of 1,000 randomly-selected members of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) found that 75 percent indicated they are “not likely to implement either of the mandates central directives – full vaccination or weekly testing – should a permanent court ruling make the measure illegal,” according to Yahoo! Finance.
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“The majority of employers and HR professionals that we chatted with are really in wait-and-see-mode,” Annemarie Schaefer, SHRM’s head of research, told the news outlet. “So they don’t even know what to expect.”
About 51 percent of companies with 100 or more employees said they would hold off on decisions regarding vaccines until the legal battles are concluded.
Yahoo! Finance reported:
Fewer larger employers that had prepared to implement the mandate’s requirement indicated they would do away with the requirements if the Sixth Circuit strikes down Biden’s rule. “Private employers are legally entitled to mandate vaccines, so long as they abide by laws prohibiting discrimination against unvaccinated workers based on disability or religious reasons,” according to Yahoo! Finance.
Emily M. Dickens, SHRM’s chief of staff, criticized the White House for not doing enough to address the wait-and-see trend that many employers are experiencing. “Unfortunately, the vaccine and testing mandate was rolled out without input from employers, causing the concern and confusion we see in our research,” she explained.
She also noted that SHRM had called on the administration to provide a draft and receive public comment before implementing the rule.
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