Lafayette & Kumagai Partner Gary Lafayette was recently interviewed by Azenith Smith on KTVU FOX 2 in a news segment on mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees. Mr. Lafayette spoke to how an employee’s refusal to comply with vaccine mandates could affect unemployment benefits:
Employment lawyers said unemployment benefits aren’t guaranteed.
“If an individual quits voluntarily or is fired for a cause meaning they violated a company policy, that could mean they could lose their right to receive these benefits,” said Gary Lafayette of Lafayette & Kumagai LLP.
Excerpted from Smith, Azenith. “Some business owners fear they’ll lose employees with vaccine mandates.” KTVU FOX 2, August 23, 2021, San Jose. Video, 1:53. https://www.ktvu.com/news/some-business-owners-fear-theyll-lose-employees-with-vaccine-mandates