Jabs, jobs and the law

Athena Koelmeyer, Principal and Managing Director, Workplace Law

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The COVID vaccination roll-out may come as a huge relief for most people, but it  brings all sorts of curly challenges for employers. For example, can you require staff to have the jab before they front up at work? Can you take disciplinary action against the tricky few who refuse? What if you have anti-vaxxers in your midst, or religious purists? Can they argue the anti-discrimination rules? What then about health and safety and the employees who refuse to come to work because a co-worker refuses the jab? So many questions! And here are some answers from respected workplace lawyer Athena Koelmeyer, Managing Director at Workplace Law.