Brazil Bans Employers from Firing Unvaccinated Workers

“It is considered a discriminatory practice to have vaccination certification mandatory in the selection process for hiring workers, as well as the dismissal for just cause of an employee due to the non-presentation of a vaccination certificate,” the decree, signed by Brazilian Minister of Labor Onyx Lorenzoni on November 1, reads. (some positive news for medical freedom)

Brazil Bans Employers from Firing Unvaccinated Workers (

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