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COVID-19 Vaccination in Bangladesh: Key Considerations for Employers & Employees

Top 6 questions within 20 minutes to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Bangladesh 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 video series.

Today, in the first in a series of on-demand videos, Shahwar Nizam (Partner, Bangladesh Managing Director), Tarannum Tasnim (Associate Partner) and Marion Carles- Salmon (Head of Regional Employment and Labor Practice) outline the rights and obligations of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh. Our experts discuss the country vaccination program and any relevant rules and compliance issues to take note of.

Recording Date: 4 May 2021

Top 6 Questions Discussed:

  1. Can an employer require its employees to be vaccinated?
  2. Is information concerning an employee’s vaccination considered “health information” or “sensitive data” under a data protection law (where applicable)?
  3. If so, is such personal data subject to any restrictions on the collection and processing of “sensitive personal data”?
  4. What are the legal requirements applicable to collecting, processing and transferring such personal data?
  5. Can employers terminate employees who refuse to be vaccinated?
  6. Can an employer require employees who cannot or will not agree to vaccination to refrain from coming to the workplace?