Aged care receptionist lawfully dismissed for refusing flu vaccination – Lexology

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An aged care receptionist who refused the flu vaccination because of what she believed to be a previous allergic reaction was not unfairly dismissed, the Fair Work Commission has held.
Ms Kimber was a receptionist for the employer, Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd. She was dismissed for failing to have the flu vaccination in 2020. At the relevant time, the flu shot was mandated for aged care workers under a NSW public health order.
Ms Kimber had refused the shot because, in 2016, she developed…

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