Getrude Makhafola
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
4 Jul 2022
7:42 pm

Mandatory vaccination: CCMA slams employee’s dismissal as ‘unconstitutional and unreasonable’

Getrude Makhafola

CCMA commissioner says no country has proclaimed mandatory vaccination

The CCMA has set aside an employer's decision to fire a worker who refused to get vaccinated. Photo: iStock

In an unprecedented decision on mandatory vaccination, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled in favour of an employee dismissed after she refused to get vaccinated on medical grounds, saying there was no law forcing employees to comply with compulsory vaccination. The CCMA had in recent times ruled in favour of employers who had fired workers for their anti-vaccination stance regarding Covid-19. The advent of the pandemic saw some companies requiring that workers be vaccinated and even introduced company policies to get employees to comply. Kgomotso Tshatshu, an inventory controller at medical supply company Baroque, took her...