Independent School Staff Refusing To Get Vaccinated May Be in Breach of Contract
Some teachers employed at private schools have a dilemma. While it is their constitutional right to refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccination it is also their contractual obligation to reach operational requirements.
Last week, independent school Curro was reported to have threatened staffers to be vaccinated or face job loss. In a radio interview, the school’s CEO, Andries Greyling, said the school was forcing staff to get vaccinated to limit the impact of Covid-19.
Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa executive director Lebogang Montjane said the question of whether a person may be retrenched after refusing to get vaccinated is a complex matter and will, undoubtedly, be tested in the courts.