EMA: Vaccine mandates are a complex situation with substantial grey area

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 7:27PM
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EMA: Vaccine mandates are a complex situation with substantial grey area

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 7:27PM

The Employers and Manufacturers Association's calling for clarity around enforcing vaccine mandates for staff.

New Zealand is preparing to switch to a traffic light system of Covid restrictions once all DHBs hit a 90 per cent vaccination target.

Many businesses are requiring staff get the jab which often means employing expensive counsel to work through the legal issues.

EMA's Head of legal Matthew Dearing told Andrew Dickens it's a complex situation with a substantial grey area.

“WorkSafe say that an employer can require certain work to be undertaken by only a vaccinated person. Employers are going to have to do a deep dive into particular roles to assess the area of risk.”

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