As Australians line up to receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccinations this week, agribusiness owners are scrambling for answers and say government agencies have offered little support and guidance about the rollout.
- Business owners are worried they could be liable for COVID-19 outbreaks if employees refuse vaccination
- The Victorian OH&S act is ill-equipped to give clear direction to employers on their responsibilities regarding vaccination, a lawyer says
- Fair Work Ombudsman says the majority of employers should assume they cannot force workers to get vaccinated
Employers want to know if they can force their workers to have the vaccine and, if their employees choose not to, can employers guarantee a safe workplace?