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Mandatory Vaccination, Post-Pandemic Restructuring, and Age Discrimination

In today’s Weekend Roundup, discover which companies are pressuring workers to get vaccinated, how to maintain DE&I commitments, and why age discrimination cases may be easier to win now. Click the headlines below to learn more.

Here are the Companies Upping Pressure On Workers to Get Vaccinated Against Covid

Morgan Stanley will soon bar unvaccinated employees from its New York offices and more than 150 hospital workers in Houston were fired or chose to resign for refusing receive the vaccine, issues that could become more common as employers deliberate ways to safely reopen workplaces amid flagging vaccination rates.   

Restructuring Your Organization Post-Pandemic? Maintain DE&I Commitments

As organizations prepare for a post-pandemic world, restructuring and reorganization to account for lost revenue in 2020 likely will be on the agenda for many businesses in 2021. Employers should be careful, though, not to backtrack on progress made last year toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).

House Passes Bill to Make Age Discrimination Cases Easier to Prove

​On June 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill—the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA)—that would make it easier for people to win claims of age discrimination by easing the standards of proof. If also passed by the Senate and signed into law, the measure would undo a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision that made age discrimination claims more difficult to prove.

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