Government agency’s no vaccine, no job stance for frontline worker justified: ERA

Sep 8, 2021 | News, NZ Covid-19, Vaccines

A frontline border protection officer who was fired after refusing to get vaccinated has lost her case.

Customs NZ has been cleared of any wrongdoing and was justified in dismissing the unvaccinated worker at the end of April, the Employment Relations Authority has found.

The worker’s dismissal came at the same time the Government legislative order requiring certain “frontline” border workers must be vaccinated came into play.

Following a long consultation process, Customs told the worker she needed to be vaccinated otherwise her role would be terminated. Workers were initially encouraged to be vaccinated until the new legislation was introduced, changing their position and making it mandatory.

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Source: NZHerald

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