Covid-19: Strong argument for mandatory vaccination for some workers - law expert

A Radio NZ article.

Questions are being asked about whether it should be mandatory for employees, including healthcare workers, to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccines are already available overseas, with New Zealand slated to start getting next month.

Employment lawyer Barbara Buckett said the law did not allow employers to force staff to get vaccinated, and could not fire them if they did not.

“That’s your Bill of Rights, it’s your right to have medical treatment or to refuse medical treatment.”

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