Threatened with dismissal or eviction for refusing Covid-19 jab? The SAHRC wants to know

27 July 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) wants people who have been threatened with losing their jobs or rented accommodation for refusing to have a Covid-19 vaccine to come forward.

Gauteng commission head Buang Jones said they hoped this would get the ball rolling to  determine the legalities around the issue.

“We are exploring all available legal options and would like to see how best we can address the situation with affected employees and the implicated employers,” Jones told TimesLIVE on Tuesday. 

“This is an intervention that seeks to protect rights and hear the position of employers on this very important issue.

“The commission is monitoring the rollout of the vaccines and has been encouraging people to take the vaccine.

mission is monitoring the rollout of the vaccines and has been encouraging people to take the vaccine.

“We have received complaints from people who have been told they will be dismissed or evicted from where they stay if they do not take the vaccine. These are people who have serious misgivings about the vaccine and they have reached out to the commission.”

Source: Times Live at https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-07-27-threatened-with-dismissal-or-eviction-for-refusing-covid-19-jab-the-sahrc-wants-to-know/?fbclid=IwAR3drx3wQpPJ3ggBCExy_5VKFZAq4j_eumiCSnk3yalV6qT1DUhWmlufD_o