As companies in Brazil grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and work to return to the office, a new ordinance issued Nov. 1 by the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, and subsequent legal challenges, are causing uncertainty. Under the ordinance, terminating an employee for failure to provide proof of vaccination is equal to discrimination and is forbidden in Brazil’s Constitution. Four cases before Brazil’s Supreme Court are challenging the ordinance’s constitutionality and the court has suspended provisions that prohibit employers from requiring proof of vaccination. IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant has the details.
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