The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas said it is ready to assist unvaccinated workers who experience discrimination in their workplace.
DOLE-6 regional director Sixto Rodriguez Jr., in a media interview Friday, October 22, said that the public “can call me or visit the office” if they experience such discrimination.
However, he urged workers in the private sector to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 to “ensure a healthy workplace and for the safety of their families.”
But he reminded employers to prohibit discrimination against those who fail to get vaccinated.
He clarified that his office has yet to receive any complaints of discrimination against unvaccinated workers.
“This shows that the employers and the employees understand the importance of vaccination in the promotion of a healthy workplace,” he said.*