Workers fired under business vaccine rules won’t get jobs back after April 4

Vaccine requirements are likely to significantly reduce in most workplaces after the rules loosen next month, according to government guidance released on Wednesday. From 11.59pm on April 4, there will be no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass, and vaccine mandates would cover only health, aged care, corrections and border workers. Businesses would still be able to use vaccine passes if they wanted to, and introduce vaccination policies ‘if appropriate to the workforce’. The guidance made it clear that an employee who lost their job due to a previous vaccination requirement did not have a right to get their old job back.

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