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Houston, We Have a Policy: Texas Court Upholds Employer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

MSK Client Alert 
June 16, 2021

As a handful of employees across the country have filed lawsuits challenging workplace COVID-19 vaccination mandates, many employers have been left to grapple with whether they can implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy as a condition of employment.  At least according to one Texas federal district court, the answer is yes.  

Judge Hughes of the United States District Court recently dismissed a lawsuit by Houston Methodist Hospital employees challenging the hospital’s directive that employees must be vaccinated by a certain date to remain employed.  

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