The Discernable Interviews

Jay Vidanage: Employers are Liable for Mandates

1hr 21min

28 February 2024

Jay Vidanage is a barrister and solicitor from Old Port Chambers in Adelaide, Australia. Jay believes that it’s only a matter of time before the wheels of justice come down on vaccine mandates. He points to recent wins in court that demonstrate a shift in judicial tone around Covid-19, vaccines, and vaccine mandates.

Most concerning is the way mandates and directions are being declared unlawful by courts, for varying reasons, leaving employers exposed for any harms they may have caused their employees by enforcing what they thought were valid government mandates.

Jay delivers a message of responsibility and warning for all employers to ensure they have covered their own backsides in the way they enforced increasingly unlawful mandates.