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Latvia Allows Businesses to Fire Unvaccinated Workers

The Latvian parliament allowed businesses to fire workers who refuse to either get a COVID-19 vaccine or transfer to remote work, Euractiv.com reports.

Businesses are allowed to suspend the unvaccinated without pay if they refuse to either get the jab or, if possible, to get transferred to remote work. They can then fire the employees if they do not get the vaccine during the three months of the suspension.

“There is a sufficient reason to believe that such person is not suitable for the position”, the Latvian government explained the reasoning.

The new rules will take effect on 15 November.

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