Do job applicants need to show proof of vaccinations to apply for positions?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Kirsten Carrillo



Do job applicants need to show proof of vaccinations to apply for positions?

If you don't want to get vaccinated, that choice is absolutely yours. But ... that election doesn't require me to consider you for a vacant position.

Now I am retired, but if I were still hiring, I would consider it obvious to ask for proof of vaccination and find the lack (or rejection) absolutely decisive at the time of hiring. *

If you subscribe to the pseudoscience behind the anti-vax movement or non-Covid-vax memes, it shows that you can't follow logic, can't tell good data from bad, or ignore real data entirely. None of these look good when

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If you don't want to get vaccinated, that choice is absolutely yours. But ... that election doesn't require me to consider you for a vacant position.

Now I am retired, but if I were still hiring, I would consider it obvious to ask for proof of vaccination and find the lack (or rejection) absolutely decisive at the time of hiring. *

If you subscribe to the pseudoscience behind the anti-vax movement or non-Covid-vax memes, it shows that you can't follow logic, can't tell good data from bad, or ignore real data entirely. Neither of these are attractive when it comes to work that requires logic, independent thinking, and data understanding.

It also shows that you value your own ability to be goofy about the care and safety of those with whom you would work.

So I wish you luck and get you out of my office as soon as possible.

I repeat: if you do not want to be vaccinated, that choice is absolutely yours. But that does not entitle you to put others at risk, it does not entitle you to put unvaccinated children in the school system, and it certainly does not entitle you to equal access to the labor market. Freedom includes responsibility, and you cannot claim the first without accepting the second.


* Religious reason for not getting vaccinated: A U.S. employer generally cannot discriminate on the basis of religion and cannot require more detail than a statement that the candidate's undisclosed but confirmed religious beliefs prevent the candidate from doing X As long as X is not a job requirement that cannot be reasonably accommodated, that is the end of the story. So as a hiring manager, I couldn't take into account vaccination status in that particular scenario. (However, if I later find out that you have forged something on your request ...)

Medical reason not to get vaccinated: There are very, very few people to whom this applies. Most immunosuppressed people, for example, can safely take mRNA vaccines, because these injections do not contain the virus, whether it is killed or not. I'd have a hard time accepting this as a reason without further investigation, but would seek guidance from HR and Legal.

In both cases, remember that an unvaccinated hire puts other employees at risk. That seems like a good reason to refuse to hire someone, up to the limits of what the law in a given jurisdiction allows.

Applicants should not worry about bringing proof of vaccination to a job interview, and employers should not require it. The focus of the interview should be on the qualifications and experience of the job applicant for the position in question. If the company makes you a job offer after the interview, you can ask about the vaccination status. While asking about the vaccination itself will generally be allowed, follow-up questions that may reveal a disability can only be asked if they are work-related and consistent with business needs. Any follow-up questions, such as asking why an individual

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Applicants should not worry about bringing proof of vaccination to a job interview, and employers should not require it. The focus of the interview should be on the qualifications and experience of the job applicant for the position in question. If the company makes you a job offer after the interview, you can ask about the vaccination status. While asking about the vaccination itself will generally be allowed, follow-up questions that may reveal a disability can only be asked if they are work-related and consistent with business needs. Any follow-up questions, such as asking why a person did not receive a vaccine, should be reserved until after a job offer is made. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from asking applicants questions that may reveal the existence of a disability before making a job offer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not disability-related research under the ADA and is permitted.

Are job applicants required to provide proof? No. Aside from medical care (mostly required there, but there are good places where you can work without it) and the military, vaccination is not required. If we allow other companies, like Walmart, to do that, they will expand well beyond that authoritarian step.

If you want to get those shots, go for it. But everyone should refuse to show evidence because allowing others to demand their papers is ridiculous.

Fight for that freedom, regardless of your point of view on the shots, because the freedom that is lost requires a great deal of bloodshed to regain it.

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Are job applicants required to provide proof? No. Aside from medical care (mostly required there, but there are good places where you can work without it) and the military, vaccination is not required. If we allow other companies, like Walmart, to do that, they will expand well beyond that authoritarian step.

If you want to get those shots, go for it. But everyone should refuse to show evidence because allowing others to demand their papers is ridiculous.

Fight for that freedom, regardless of your point of view on the shots, because the freedom that is lost requires a great deal of bloodshed to regain it.

Closing the comments because I'm not interested in the pornography of anyone's regurgitated fear or their opinions on the value of authoritarian actions.

Do job applicants need to show proof of vaccination to apply for positions?

Not necessarily to apply. If the information is requested, they either comply or are rejected for employment. Whatever your company policy, you must follow it. You don't have to like it. You don't have to like your alternative, but the company can turn down anyone who refuses to comply with company policy. They may also refuse to offer you employment for any or no reason. They can also refuse to continue employing anyone who refuses to follow company policy. This has nothing to do with current mandates or law, or

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Do job applicants need to show proof of vaccination to apply for positions?

Not necessarily to apply. If the information is requested, they either comply or are rejected for employment. Whatever the company policy, you must follow it. You don't have to like it. You don't have to like your alternative, but the company can turn down anyone who refuses to comply with company policy. They may also refuse to offer you employment for any or no reason. They can also refuse to continue employing anyone who refuses to follow company policy. This has nothing to do with current mandates or law, or medical privacy.

It depends on the employer. You may work for a healthcare facility or other employer where at-risk clients / patients will be a concern. Some employers may be comfortable with only fully vaccinated individuals working in these settings. Current federal law has no provision to not discriminate against vaccinated or unvaccinated people. They are not a protected class, in the same way, those protected by age, race, gender, disability, etc.

No. There is very little precedence that employers can discriminate based on vaccination history.

Polio was one of the deadliest diseases of the 20th century. However, only military schools and most (not all) public schools were mandatory enough to require you to prove you were vaccinated against polio.

"Needed to live, soon."

It will come to be that you need a vaccination record to go outdoors. Unless there's a riot of some kind that gets in the way. So shall.

Looking for a new job? You may need to provide proof of vaccination to obtain one.

The proportion of job openings per million that require candidates to be vaccinated against Covid-19 specifically increased 34% in the first week of August compared to the same period in July, according to job site data; Meanwhile, the proportion of roles that require job applicants to be vaccinated in general, but do not mention Covid-19 specifically, increased by 90% month over month. that can be done remotely, according to Indeed.Pr

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Looking for a new job? You may need to provide proof of vaccination to obtain one.

The proportion of job openings per million that require candidates to be vaccinated against Covid-19 specifically increased 34% in the first week of August compared to the same period in July, according to job site data; Meanwhile, the proportion of roles that require job applicants to be vaccinated in general, but do not mention Covid-19 specifically, increased by 90% month over month. That can be done remotely, according to Indeed. Proof of vaccination could become a standard part of a job application in the same way that it is now an educational, licensing or certification requirement, Konkel says.

More employers have announced their requirements in recent weeks in response to falling vaccination rates across the country and a worrying increase in Covid-19 cases due to the delta variant. So please get vaccinated as soon as possible

Do job applicants need to show proof of vaccinations to apply for positions?

I live, work and recruit in the United States. This answer proceeds accordingly.

Applying for a job is a slow and sometimes annoying process. Smart employers are not obsessed with doing one more cumbersome process, which is what vaccination passports would do at this stage.

However, when the time comes to make the offer, they will care a lot.

No, not in Germany yet. Applications are being made online and HR has incorporated new hiring processes such as presentation via video conferencing and Skype / Teams round of interviews etc. then you run (at least recommended) to work from home if the nature of your job allows. In some cases, companies even provide IT kits and home starter kits. Until now, vaccination was NOT an application criterion in most companies.

all the best!

It depends on the constitution of the country. In South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ and the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Discrimination is not allowed. However, if you were an employer during an interview, what would you decide?

I conducted 52 interviews last week and some candidates brought proof of their vaccination to the interview, although it is not mandatory and it would be unfair to ask about vaccination in interviews in South Africa.

I heard that traveling to certain countries and applying for a visa will require proof of vaccination. This has not yet been verified, but I believe that the sovereignty of the countries must be respected.

I guess if the workplace calls for it, I wouldn't be too surprised. You must be prepared to prove it because some places will undoubtedly do. There will certainly be some who don't care, but after getting enough lawsuits for not protecting their staff or customers, they may change their attitude.

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