Covid-19: Brazil labor ordinance bans dismissing workers who refuse vaccination

President Bolsonaro said he will not be vaccinated despite his government promoting a vaccination campaign that is widely endorsed by the population.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government yesterday ordered a ban on dismissals for just cause of workers who choose not to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a Ministry of Labor and Welfare ordinance.

"We are protecting workers and their freedom of choice," said President Jair Bolsonaro's Minister of Labor Onyx Lorenzoni, after private companies and the São Paulo city government decided to make vaccination mandatory for their employees and outsourced workers.

Most of the country has resumed full economic activities, although the vaccination certificate is required to access closed areas and now many companies have . . .

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