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OAMF is working toward legislation, Ohio House Bill 193, to protect Ohio employees from employers that terminate, discriminate against, or refuse to hire any person who declines the influenza vaccine for any reason, including medical or religious ones.

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Information About the Bill

Representative Christina Hagan introduced Ohio House Bill 193 in the 132nd General Assembly.

HB 193 is a proposed legislative bill to protect Ohio employees from employers. Specifically, the bill prevents employers from terminating, discriminating against, or refusing to hire any person who declines the flu shot for any reason. Reasons can be medical, religious, or philosophical.

Co-Sponsors at time of Introduction: Rep. Butler, Rep. Conditt, Rep. Stein, Rep. Dean, Rep. Hood, Rep. Riedel, Rep. Vitale, Rep. Goodman

Short Title: Prohibit penalizing employee for not getting flu vaccination

Long Title: To enact section 4113.73 of the Revised Code to prohibit an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated against influenza.

Bill Text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-193

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:

Section 1. That section 4113.73 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 4113.73. (A) As used in this section, “employer” has the same meaning as in section 4113.51 of the Revised Code.

(B) No employer shall discharge without just cause, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against any person with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, or any matter directly or indirectly related to employment, on the basis that the person has not been or will not be vaccinated against influenza for any reason, including medical, religious, or philosophical.

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