The answer is “Yes” with some exceptions. Your employer must consider the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA’) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII). Both of these statutes are complex. They protect against workplace discrimination based on disability or religious belief. What follows is a summary of those statutes and how they relate to Covid-19 vaccinations. This is not intended to be legal advice.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. It has published guidance on covid-19 relating to employment. In December of 2020, it added a section (K) that directly addresses the vaccine. Written in Q & A format, it is a good resource: https://bit.ly/3nvFtSB