Another employer survey is fresh off the Internet press from one of our favorite employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins. Ogletree surveyed approximately 190 senior in-house legal and HR decision-makers in the United States from April 1 to May 11, 2021. See: Ogletree RTW Survey
One topic of interest—Mandatory COVID-19 “Vaccines.” Are companies leaning toward requiring COVID-19 “vaccines?” Less than 8% are planning to mandate COVID-19 “vaccinations,” while 88% are leaning away from requiring employees to be get an injection. Less than 5% of employers surveyed are still undecided.
The numbers change a little when asked what the current vaccination policy is.
- 82% of companies are encouraging, but not requiring the COVID-19 “vaccination.”
- 5% are not taking a position on the “vaccine.”
- Less than 2% are currently requiring the “vaccine.”
- 12% have not decided what their rule will be for requiring employees to get a COVID-19 “vaccine.”
When HR and in-house legal counsel were asked what the company’s biggest risk or under-recognized issue is, COVID-19 tops the list. A close second is handling political changes and regulatory outreach, followed by multi-jurisdictional compliance and reverse discrimination claims.
The fact that almost 11% believe reverse discrimination claims are a risk or under-recognized issue would normally be a headline in and of itself.
Thank you, Ogletree Deakins for sharing your survey with us.