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Can Cruise Lines Fire Employees Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated?

Cruising is on its way back. Well, with restrictions, anyway.

Some cruise lines plan to set sail from certain ports in the summer of 2021. However, due to COVID-19, some significant restrictions will form part of the cruise experience for both passengers and employees.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has mandated cruise lines to sail smaller passenger loads with a vaccination requirement.

This begs the question: if passengers must be vaccinated, what about employees? Can cruise lines require vaccination for them as well? Read on to find out more on this issue.

Can Employers Require Vaccination?

Right now, COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States have been approved for emergency use.

That means the Food and Drug Administration

Should Cruise Workers Hire an Attorney for Contract Review? Won’t Hurt!

For many people, working on a cruise ship looks like a dream. If it’s yours, then when it came true, you were likely jumping for joy and imagining all the things you’d do and the places you’d see as a part of the crew.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that working on a cruise ship is, well, work. With that work, you have an employment contract to review and sign.

Not everyone is familiar with an employment contract, especially when working on a cruise ship for the first time. That’s why it’s vital to take your time to look over the contract and have an attorney you trust look it over.

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