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COVID-19 Vaccination in Myanmar: Key Considerations for Employers and Employees

Recording Date: 12 May 2021

Top 4 questions within 20 minutes to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Myanmar and key considerations for employers and employees.

With COVID-19 vaccination drives at the early rollout stage across Southeast Asia, we take this opportunity to look more closely at some of the main questions, concerns and legal issues on the minds of employers and employees during these uncertain times in this podcast series.

Today, in the sixth in our series, our employment and labor experts, Marion Carles Salmon (Head of Regional Employment and Labor Practice, Regional Senior Legal Adviser) and Nar Wah (Senior Legal Adviser) outline the rights and obligations of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination in Myanmar. Our experts discuss the country vaccination program and any relevant rules and compliance issues to take note of.

Top 4 Questions Discussed
  1. Can an employer require its employees to be vaccinated?
  2. Can employers refuse to hire applicants that have not yet been vaccinated and/or do not wish to be vaccinated?
  3. Is information concerning an employee’s vaccination considered “health information” or “personal data” under a data protection law? What are the legal requirements applicable to collecting, processing and transferring information relating to the employee’s vaccination status? Can an employer require employee’s personal information about vaccination?
  4. Can employers terminate employees who refuse to be vaccinated?
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