Can an employer make you wear a face mask if you refused to get a flu shot?

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Can an employer make you wear a face mask if you refused to get a flu shot?

Asked on January 9, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer can force you to wear a flu mask if you don't get a flu shot--and for that matter, an employer could likely suspend or terminate you for not getting a flu shot. Employers may set the terms and conditions of employment; one term or condition could be that employees shall either get a flu shot or shall have to wears a face mask to reduce the chance of infection.


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