Per the Post:
The apartment building's board has informed a porter and doorman that they have until June 15 to receive at least one dose, or they will be let go.
"The Board respects your decision," read the letter, which was seen by the Post. "However, we hope you will understand that your choice is not compatible with the Board's responsibility to provide the safest possible environment for all Christodora House staff members and residents."The board was said to have offered the two employees $1,000 each to receive the vaccine.
"I never told them that I don’t want to get it — I just said 'not now,'" said Brandon of the vaccine. The 33-year-old porter, who declined to give his last name, fears the vaccine could trigger a flare-up of pre-existing health conditions, especially as he does not have health insurance.Several residents of the landmarked building between Ninth Street and 10th Street have signed a petition in support of the two workers.
Employers are allowed to require the COVID-19 vaccine, and can also legally provide incentives, including cash, to workers, according to guidance that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated late last month.
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