Presented by Brian Jackson (Special Counsel, Moray and Agnew)
In the upcoming months, the rollout of the vaccine in Australia will commence and this will open up a range of complex issues for Australian employers.
Is it reasonable and lawful for an employer to require its employees to take the vaccine? What will be the issues around PPE? What will be the position around employees with allergies? What can an employer do if an employee refuses to take the vaccine? This is an evolving and challenging area of the law.
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About Brian Jackson
Brian is a prominent lawyer in human resources, industrial relations and employment law, advising, representing and appearing as counsel for clients across the education, mining, construction, energy, financial services health and NFP sectors. Brian’s advisory role has involved leading and managing risk; compliance and governance; special projects; change management and restructure processes; strategic industrial and employee relations; and industrial and workplace disputation.
With his deep legal and industry knowledge and long history of experience, Brian truly understands how workplaces run. He frequently presents training, webinars and papers on ‘A lawyer’s view on workplace wellbeing’ – taking the legal perspective to create strategies and review systems and processes to promote healthy teams and minimise risk. A tough negotiator, Brian has represented clients in Federal and State Industrial Tribunals, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Federal Circuit Court and the Federal Court of Australia.