Workers can not be dismissed from the work for not taking COVID-19 vaccine- Colin Jordan

Workers can not be dismissed from the work for not taking COVID-19 vaccine- Colin Jordan
Workers can not be dismissed from the work for not taking COVID-19 vaccine- Colin Jordan

Workers cannot be dismissed directly by the employers in the case the workers have not to get their vaccination of COVID-19.

Due to the Employment Act that is about prevention of discrimination, including other things, this act stops the discrimination with workers on the personal medical condition.

The employers are prohibited from asking a worker to get examined on the medical conditions before joining the company getting into any contract with the company, or in the case for continuing the job in the company.

When any requirement is essential or necessary for a particular job or function. These requirements are also called genuine qualification for occupation.

Legal requirements are also similar to this, just like if one person wants to get a job in a place where a person will deal with the preparation of food and its serving so at that point of time the medical certificate also known as food handling certificate that permits them to work with the food.

In the same way, the employer is responsible for proving that the vaccination of the COVID-19 test is necessary for them. In this case, they would work with the particular company.

The vaccination has not been mandatory in the Barbados that is the reason there is no legislation that asks the worker to get vaccinated and never force them.

 

They remain dedicated to following the science. Science says that the chance of transmission is significantly heightened when a person is in close communication with an infected person for a continuous period of time without a face mask in an enclosed space and is not following good hand hygiene.

All of them require to follow the protocols placed in the Directives.
They also remain strongly of the view that Barbadians should get vaccinated for their own safety and that of their close relatives and dependents, particularly older relatives and dependents, and relatives/dependents with medical situations that cause them to be at higher risk.