Can we dismiss a worker who refuses to be vaccinated?
Q: We have an employee whose role is covered in a public health order as one requiring vaccination against COVID-19. The worker refuses to be vaccinated. We have considered redeployment options, but we cannot find him a full-time alternative role where vaccination is not required. Are we able to terminate his employment if he is unable to fulfill his role because he refuses to get vaccinated?
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