Brazilian Labor Minister Onyx Lorenzoni issued on Monday an ordinance to forbid companies from firing with cause workers who refuse to vaccinate against Covid-19. He called vaccine mandates “discriminatory” and said they curb “workers’ free will.”
Congress has yet to legislate on vaccine mandates for workers. Still, labor courts have ruled that companies may fire employees who refuse to take a coronavirus vaccine without the need for severance.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that while the state cannot impose vaccination on citizens, it can indeed impose sanctions on those who fail to inoculate themselves.