A Radio NZ article.
As vaccination rates in Aotearoa creep up, conversation is starting to turn to how employers will manage their unvaccinated employees.
Whatever one might think of the decision not to get vaccinated, it is a person’s right: nobody can be compelled to take medication against their will.
But what does this mean for employers? Can you sack a worker who refuses to get the jab? Can you insist on new employees being vaccinated as a condition of employment? What’s your recourse if your other workers don’t want to be in the same room as an un-immunised co-worker?