'He went right to the last day, right to the deadline, hoping something would change. Ended up having to do it.'
If I had an employee who did not want to drive my company vehicle as they thought it might not be safe and I told them it was safe and to keep their job they had to drive it. Then they got hurt in an accident because the brakes were not checked and they failed. Would I be liable? What if I required them to get a vaccination that I claimed was safe & effective?
Informed consent was the second thing thrown under the bus, the first being individual rights.