Law Focus - Worker’s rights on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies

What happens if your employer forces you to vaccinate for COVID-19 and you’re not comfortable based on various issues such as, medical, religious or cultural? What are the rights of a worker and an employer, respectively, in terms of COVID-19 vaccination? There is still not an established law that requires all workers to be vaccinated and employers will need to tread carefully when considering mandatory vaccination policies. However, we should also consider where the employer is coming from…a safe working environment for anyone accessing their premises is definitely crucial. Join us as we dissect this topic with Cosatu’s Gauteng Chairperson, Amos Monyela as well Owethu Mbambo, a Senior Associate at Fasken law firm.