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Employers may need to reevaluate their thinking around vaccine mandates.
The Public Service Commission is advising government departments and agencies to ‘pause’ the dismissals of unvaccinated staff.
Fonterra has now opted to scrap its vaccine mandate, as long as employees commit to a daily testing programme.
Employment law expert Alastair Espie told Mike Hosking businesses need to think about how 'the risk" may have changed even since last year.
“We didn’t know much about Omicron and we didn’t have rapid antigen tests available to the extent we do today.”