Bill would bar employer-mandated vaccines

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Kansas has already had the debate over masks.

Now, it's about to have a debate over vaccines and how far employers should go to protect their workforce and the customers they serve.

Later this week, the Senate Commerce Committee will consider a bill that would bar employers from punishing employees if they don't get vaccinated.

The bill would allow a court to award an employee actual damages or $1,000, whichever is greater, if the law is violated.

The bill was introduced by Republican state . . .


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