In his video statement, palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the mandatory vaccination of eligible on-site workers during its meeting on Thursday.
"It is not legal for employers to require the employee to be vaccinated [against COVID-19] before they can enter the workplace. There's no legal basis for that."
Everyone said it would never happen. That Filipinos would not be forced to take the vaccine for COVID-19. How quickly do those in power go back on their promises?
The main question we get asked from delivery riders is “do we have a case against the employer?”
Unfortunately, the answer to that question is not always “yes”. Since the DOLE defined what constituted an employee as opposed to a contractor, certain criteria have to be ascertained before any legal answer could be given.
So who are employed and who are not? Before you can advise someone on their employment status, you first have to apply the three tests that will determine the status of the delivery rider.
Only currently concerning those businesses within the National Capital Region, these Guidelines are really going to cause some concern in the private labor sector, since they now MANDATE the vaccination of employees in certain areas of Private Employment.