Iowa Poll: Has the mandate problem improved with the Exemption bill?
- On October 28, the special session in Iowa passed HF902, a bill that forces employers who require COVID-19 vaccines to accept waivers for medical or religious reasons. Both waivers would be simple written statements by the employee explaining why they disagree with the requirement.
- If the employer refuses to waive the requirements and instead terminates the employee, the employer would then be subject to paying for unemployment and providing all benefits to that employee.
- The bill also codified an unconstitutional and narrow definition for religion and does not restrict COVID-19 vaccine mandates, discrimination, and invasion of privacy and could even encourage future vaccine mandates.
- We are hearing from MANY Iowans that their employers are asking for more information than a simple statement, which is why we need some numbers. Let’s show the legislature in Iowa and other states considering passing a similar bill that this does not serve the interests of the people.
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