International Regulation of Employer COVID-19 Vaccinations
By Globalaw members Adesola Osuntoki, Gabriel Gomes, David E. Turner, José Luis Gutiérrez-Azpe, Raúl Romero, Karin McGinnis, Victor Ng, Emily Chow, Sindhu Shree, Yusaku Akasaki, Anthea Faherty, Jordan Le Gallo and Andrea Patrizi.
As labour and employment attorneys from countries across the world, we noticed a striking similarity in the questions our respective clients have regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace. Can employers mandate that employees get vaccinated? Can employers require proof of vaccinations? What employment and privacy regulations apply? Although the concerns of and challenges faced by businesses are largely the same, the regulations on these issues in each country vary. We have summarized below a sampling of the laws in a diverse range of countries on some common questions.