Arizona Employee Rights Surrounding Vaccines

Arizona is one of the states that doesn’t have state masks or vaccination mandates. But the Arizona Attorney General has announced that businesses in the state can actually make workers get vaccinated against COVID-19

Private Business

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has informed businesses across the state that they can require workers to be vaccinated. In addition, these businesses can also demand customers to be vaccinated. 

This means that it is up to the business how they handle vaccination requirements. But, these businesses must also provide accommodations for those who are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability. Even if religious beliefs play a factor in getting the vaccine, businesses cannot discriminate against the customer. To help businesses deal with these unique situations, it is recommended that they use a staggering schedule, consider telework, and require masks. All of these things can help slow the spread. 

Federal Law

When it comes to federal law and vaccination requirements, it is believed that the government is not allowed to require the company to make any changes, such as requiring employees to get the vaccine. The government simply can’t dictate the business on what to do or even how to go about it. This has of course increased public debate, as the rights of everyone need to be protected but with limiting government involvement. 

Thunderbird Law Group can help your business deal with any policies, including vaccination requirement policies. Our team is here to help you with all labor and employment issues, with integrity and dedication. It is always best to have an experienced lawyer on your side when faced with any employment legal issues. 


Legal issues can be very timely matters that require immediate attention – the faster you begin pursuing resolutions, the better your chances of obtaining them. Contact us for further information.

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