[News Article] Can employers make it mandatory to take the vaccine?

Author: Deborah Thomas-Felix, President of the Industrial Court

To add context to my statement, I was a participant at a webinar that was hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce in January this year. My understanding is that the purpose of this webinar was for the Chamber to gather information on the law and industrial relations practice to assist and guide its members in this time of crisis. The discussion was confined to issues related to the world of work.

One of the participants at the webinar asked whether an employer can order an employee to take a vaccine for the employee to continue his or her employment. Those were not the exact words of the question, but that is the gist of the question. I responded by stating that in industrial relations ....

Read the full article at Guardian Newspaper [Sunday 6 June 2021]