California City Will Require Stickers For Employees
On September 1, 1941 the German government declared that any Jew over age six would be required to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing; that is now happening inside a California City.
Beginning on Monday, Montclair, city workers who choose not to wear a mask must wear stickers to prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The city manager claims the policy follows the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health rules however people aren’t happy.
City leaders want the city to hold off because they are concerned that the mandate could violate employees’ privacy rights.
Mayor Javier Dutrey is on board with the measure because the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA require workplace vaccine documentation.
The ABC report claimed that the CDC recommends employers use stickers to identify those vaccinated which is a half truth.
The CDC said to hand out stickers at workplace vaccination drives to “celebrate it,” not for identification purposes.
From the CDC:
“Make visible the decision to get vaccinated and celebrate it! Provide stickers for workers to wear after vaccination and encourage them to post selfies on social media.”
According to CDC guidelines last updated on July 19, 2021, “Whether an employer may require or mandate COVID-19 vaccination is a matter of state or other applicable law. If an employer requires employees to provide proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccination from a pharmacy or their own healthcare provider, the employer cannot mandate that the employee provide any medical information as part of the proof.”
Matter of fact, there are official legal briefs all over the internet warning employers to tread carefully if they are going to segregate based on vaccination status. Many legal briefs are warning that employers of the legal minefield should they label decided to label employees based on vaccination status.
The city is going ahead with the mandate despite fears employees will take the city to court. City council is expected to vote on the measure in August.