COVID-19: Mandatory vaccination and work

You may have questions about your rights at work:

  • If you are told you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus to keep your job.
  • If you don’t want to go to your workplace if there are co-workers who are not vaccinated. 
  • If you have a temporary or permanent exemption from being vaccinated but have still been told you can’t keep your job or do your usual job.
  • If you don’t want to reveal if you are vaccinated.   
  • If you have an adverse reaction to a vaccination you had to have for work.
  • For other reasons linked to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Visit the Circle Green Community Legal website for information answering a range of commonly asked questions for WA workers on COVID-19 vaccinations.  

Get help

Legal Aid WA provides employment law advice for people affected by COVID-19.  Call our Infoline to make an appointment.

You can also contact Circle Green Community Legal for free legal assistance. 

More information

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Fairwork Ombudsman  
WA Health Department  
WA Government
Health Department Cth

Australia Human Rights Commission
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
Services Australia 


Reviewed: 21 March 2022


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