What rights do employers have?

It’s taken far too long but at last we know that people who aren’t vaccinated won’t be as free as those who are:

If you are not vaccinated, there will be everyday things you will miss out on, the prime minister says. . .

“It will become very clear to people that if you are not vaccinated there will be things that you miss out on, everyday things that you will miss out on,” Ardern told Morning Report.

Exactly what those things are has yet to be specified.

“It’s about both rewarding people who have gone out and done the right thing but also keeping away people who are less safe.” . . 

Ardern said the government is drawing some distinctions though, they don’t want an environment where people can’t access necessary goods and services to maintain their lives.

“We can’t say someone can’t get health services, medical needs, pharmacies, food.” . . 

If the government is going to be this tough, will it allow people who can’t, or don’t want to, have the Pfizer vaccine to have an alternative?

And will they give employers much needed advice on what their legal rights and responsibilities over vaccinated and unvaccinated staff are?

Some businesses are already notifying clients that they won’t allow their staff to work in premises where there are unvaccinated people.

There is no legal problem with that.

But what if employers have staff who won’t be vaccinated?

The government has declared that all education and health staff must be vaccinated. The court ruled that Customs had the right to sack a border worker who wouldn’t get vaccinated.

Which, if any, other employers have the legal right to require their staff to be vaccinated?

If the government knows it’s not telling. Unless and until it does make a ruling employers are lost in a legal minefield.

3 Responses to What rights do employers have?

  1. Andrei says:

    This is “Public Health” Fascism and it is PURE EVIL!

    What the hell is the matter with New Zealanders they are falling into the same pit as the Germans did in the 1930s

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  2. Andrei says:

    This is the lead story on Stuff this morning Ele
    ‘Tell the mayor to get vaccinated’: Sandra Goudie won’t take the Pfizer vaccine, and won’t say why

    Do you really want to live in a country where peoples personal health decisions regarding their own body are subject to media scrutiny?

    This makes me sick to the stomach

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  3. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:
    There are real concerns in respect of this. Why are unvaccinated people second class citizens. This is akin to fascism and is the edge of a very slippery slope.

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