GrayRobinson’s Gregory Hearing Quoted in Tampa Bay Times “Can Tampa Bay Restaurant Owners Require Workers to Get Vaccinated?”

Tampa, Fla. – March 16, 2021 – Labor and employment attorney Gregory A. Hearing, shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office, was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article “Can Tampa Bay Restaurant Owners Require Workers to Get Vaccinated?” discussing the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine in Florida and whether employers can require their staff to get vaccinated. “The short answer is yes — the private industry can,” answers Hearing. “I answer phone calls literally every day about this,” he states in the article. “(Restaurant owners) are thinking about getting sued by their employees, and they’re worried about getting sued by their vendors and patrons as well.” Rather than require their workers to get the vaccine, Hearing explained to the publication that he has been advising his clients to “strongly encourage,” that their employees get vaccinated once they are eligible, and offer incentives to those who are willing.