Lawyer: Tai Webster vax refusal could have wider implications

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 8:08AM
Tai Webster. (Photo / Photosport)
Tai Webster. (Photo / Photosport)

Lawyer: Tai Webster vax refusal could have wider implications

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 8:08AM

The case of a basketball star who's lost his job after refusing to get a Covid-19 jab could have wider implications. 

Tai Webster's been released by mutual consent from his Breakers contract, after refusing the vaccination due to personal reasons. 

Jackson Russell Lawyers associate, Jeremy Ansell, told Mike Hosking if an employer can show a genuine reason for requiring vaccinations, they could argue unvaccinated employees can't perform their job. 

"It's now a requirement that it be done by a vaccinated person for health and safety reasons, so employees who continue to hold out on getting the vaccine could run into difficulties with their employers." 

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