Is an employer entitled to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for their employees?
In short, most employers cannot mandate an employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Whether an employer can require or encourage its employees to be vaccinated is a developing area. As the federal and state health directives change, so may your ability to mandate vaccinations for workers.
As a general rule, most employers cannot mandate their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are in certain health-related industries, but can strongly encourage their employees to do so. To help encourage your employees to get vaccinated, you can allow your employees time off with pay to receive the vaccination.
For more information about your duties as an employer, visit safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces.