By: Cassie Miller
Two Republican state lawmakers say they want to change state unemployment law to make sure that workers who are fired or forced to quit by their employers for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can still collect unemployment benefits.
Sens. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, and Scott Hutchinson, R-Venango, began seeking co-sponsors for their proposal on Aug. 30, arguing in a “Dear Colleague” memo, that “the Legislature must take action to protect individuals who practice the basic human right of deciding what goes into their body. They should not be punished by the Commonwealth and deprived of benefits as they seek other employment.”