1/18/21

Billington Quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business Story Titled “The Elephant in the Boardroom: Employers Grapple with COVID-19 Vaccination Policies”

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Chaz Billington, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the labor and employment group, was quoted throughout a Crain’s Cleveland Business article about the decisions employers are making related to COVID-19 vaccinations and whether or not mandate them for their employees.

The story states:

For scores of employers, a confounding question today is not so much whether they can require coronavirus vaccination among personnel legally, but whether that's the best action to take at their respective operations — even if it may be the prudent move for public health and an action protected under the law.

‘It's something I refer to as the 'Jurassic Park' maxim," said Chaz Billington, a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease who specializes in labor and employment laws and human resources issues, as he prepared to reference a famous line delivered by Jeff Goldblum's character in the 1993 film. ‘Don't be so preoccupied about whether you can mandate vaccination that you don't ask if you should.’”

That's what Billington and lawyers like him are advising companies to consider as they plan for a year amid the coronavirus pandemic and the future availability of vaccines”

To read the entire story on the Crain’s Cleveland Business website, click here. (Subscription may be required).