Hoffman Comments on Legality of Requiring Customer Vaccinations

06 April 2021 Inc. News

Partner Carrie Hoffman was quoted in an Inc. article, “Assessing Whether You Can (or Should) Ask Customers to See Their Vaccine Cards,” about whether businesses can require customers to be vaccinated.

Hoffman said that in most states, there’s nothing legally stopping a business from requesting a customer’s vaccine card. (Florida is the one exception.)

Everywhere else, however, such a request is up to the business’ discretion, she said. If people refuse to present vaccine documentation, a business doesn’t have to serve them, providing that it makes a reasonable accommodation for the disabled or for customers whose religion precludes them from getting vaccinated.

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