Northwestern Mutual to Require Vaccines for Campus Employees

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Northwestern Mutual to Require Vaccines for Campus Employees

Lawyer says employers can demand COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Northwestern Mutual says it will require its employees who choose to work on campus to be vaccinated against COVID, effective immediately. “We require that employees and contractors who access our campuses be fully vaccinated and provide full proof of vaccination,” a spokesperson for Northwestern Mutual told WISN 12 News. She said about 2,200 employees currently work at their campuses in Milwaukee, Franklin and New York, and they expect that number to increase over time. The company has 6,700 employees. Most of Wisconsin’s major health care systems also require employees to get vaccinated. Last week, WISN 12 News spoke with an employment lawyer who said companies were allowed to demand the COVID-19 vaccine. yes, employers can, ”said Sarah Platt. “And it’s not a super new concept. Other vaccines have been needed for a long time.”

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Northwestern Mutual says it will require its employees who choose to work on campus to be vaccinated against COVID, effective immediately.

“We require that employees and contractors who access our campuses be fully vaccinated and provide full proof of vaccination,” a spokesperson for Northwestern Mutual told WISN 12 News.

She said about 2,200 employees currently work at their campuses in Milwaukee, Franklin and New York, and they expect that number to increase over time.

The company has 6,700 employees.

Most of Wisconsin’s major health care systems also require employees to get vaccinated.

Last week, WISN 12 News spoke with an employment lawyer who said companies were allowed to demand the COVID-19 vaccine.

There are exceptions.

By law, employers cannot mandate vaccination if there are disabilities or religious beliefs involved.

“Outside of those exceptions, yes employers can,” said Sarah Platt. “And it’s not a super new concept. Other vaccines have been needed for a long time.”

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