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If my job requires me to be vaccinated, but I do not want to get vaccinated, will I be paid compensation upon dismissal?

A reader asks: My employer has carried out a risk assesment, which shows that vaccination is necessary at my place of work. However, I am not vaccinated. My employer issued a written warning to me and gave me a deadline by which I must provide proof of having received a vaccine. If I fail to provide this proof, the employment relationship with me will be cancelled extraordinarily on the grounds laid down in clause 88 (1) 3) of the Employment Contracts Act. Is cancellation on these grounds appropriate? Will my employer have to pay me compensation as part of the final settlement?

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