Bloomberg Law
Oct. 14, 2021, 9:31 AM

Vaccine Mandates Withstand Challenges as Suits Surge Across U.S.

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Workplace Covid-19 vaccination mandates have largely survived a first wave of legal challenges even as the number of lawsuits over them has soared with their expanded use.

Workers and advocacy groups have filed at least 39 federal cases this year, contesting vaccination requirements imposed by employers or governments, with 85% of them arriving after Aug. 1, according to a Bloomberg Law review. Courts have denied requests for temporary orders against mandates in 12 of the suits, while seven have ended with dismissals.

“What we’ve seen so far in the courts really demonstrates how durable and well judicially supported vaccine mandates ...

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