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Getting vaccinated? Take paid time off for that, and sick leave for side effects

15 June 2021 4:44 PM

John Maytham interviewed labour lawyer (Webber Wentzel) Johan Oliver.
  • Employees with vaccine side effects get paid sick leave – no sick note required

  • Vaccinations may prove a minefield for employers, says Oliver

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You are entitled to fully paid time off to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

You can take paid sick leave if you experience side effects.

You need no medical certificate, only a vaccination certificate as proof of vaccination.

John Maytham interviewed labour lawyer (Webber Wentzel) Johan Oliver (scroll up to listen).

Oliver discussed the newly updated protocols around vaccinations and the country's occupational health and safety measures for the workplace.


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A new directive… dealing with the right of an employee to be vaccinated…

Johan Oliver, labour lawyer - Webber Wentzel

Employees have a right to refuse vaccination… It’s a minefield for employers… The courts have to decide…

Johan Oliver, labour lawyer - Webber Wentzel

Get your trade unions involved. Get a collective agreement about grounds for refusal…

Johan Oliver, labour lawyer - Webber Wentzel



15 June 2021 4:44 PM

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