Law & Regulation

What employers need to know about new mandate ruling

Victoria Young
Sat, 26 Feb 2022

What employers need to know about new mandate ruling
Lawyer Karina McLuskie says employers need to think about omicron. (Image: supplied)
Victoria Young
Sat, 26 Feb 2022
While yesterday’s high court ruling on vaccine mandates is expected to apply narrowly to the majority of the country's workplaces, senior lawyers are warning the now-widespread nature of the omicron variant may mean vaccine mandates can be challenged.In a case concerning police and defence force workers, Justice Francis Cooke ruled a government order mandating their jabs was illegal.Law professor Dean Knight said the ruling was narrow because of how the argument was made.“It’s a big deal in context of the police and defenc...

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