Singapore firms can make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for workers in higher-risk settings

Singapore workers in jobs that put them at higher risk of getting COVID-19 may be asked by their firms to get vaccinated. New tripartite guidelines released on July 2 said firms may make it compulsory for people to get jabs before getting hired in settings, such as lab workers, frontline staff in hospitals and hotels, or those in air and sea transport. If workers refuse, firms could redeploy them to other roles. They may even face salary cuts to bear the costs of testing or quarantines. Unlike their vaccinated colleagues, they may have to take no-pay leave to serve stay-home notices.

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