Tennessee Law Prohibits Action on COVID-19 Vax Status

Tennessee has expanded protections for employees who are subject to employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The new law prohibits employers from compelling or otherwise taking “adverse action” against an employee for not providing proof of vaccination if that person objects to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine “for any reason.”

Unlike federal law, employers may not deny an exemption request because this would cause an undue hardship for the employer or otherwise create a direct threat to other employees.

Tennessee Expands Employee Protections Relating to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates