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Answer for CAN YOU REFUSE EMPLOYMENT WHEN AN APPLICANT HAS NOT HAD THE COVID-19 VACCINATION? – ON

Best scenario: Reject him based on his credentials and experience using your standard hiring criteria so the decision isn’t vaccination-related. If he is qualified and the vaccine is the only reason for rejecting him, just be sure that: 

  1. You can document that you’ve done site-specific COVID assessment and concluded that bringing in an unvaccinated person would pose undue risk
  2. You follow that approach consistently with all applicants seeking similar positions–otherwise the vaccination justification might come off as a pretext