Our Rights, And Life Or Your Job?

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Your Rights, and Life or Your Job?Tyonia Wilson Brown Mackie College AbstractWhen it comes to your health, over your job you should not be forced to get anything that you don’t want to. In the healthcare employees are forced to get the flu shot, by having their job hanging on a thin line. Not taking into the considerations of what the flu shot could do to you, they are forcing it. It is becoming a problem because we as people, and employees are not having a choice on if we want it or not. It should be put to an end. We have rights. Your Rights, and Life or Your Job?Why should we be forced to get something we don’t want to get? Healthcare jobs are forcing employees to get vaccines. Refusing to get a vaccine for a job, or lose my job is what…show more content…
Telling an employee who has devoted their lives to helping others, that if he/she does not get the flu shot, they are terminated. People have been fired for not getting the flu shot. Some people do not get the flu shot due to health issue/risk like allergic reactions, personal/cultural beliefs and other reasons. The employees may not even know they are allergic to it, and they are forced to get it to work and possibly kills them. It weakens the immune system. They should have a choice. But because of these reasons to not get it, employees are being let go. Also, as a health professional, employees should not be forced to get it. It’s a choice. “The government bought $38 million worth of flu vaccine, enough to give free shots to everyone in the province who wanted them. TAS, in an apparent fit of public spirit, took the program a step further, informing employees in a November 7 memo (later leaked to the Toronto Sun) that failure to get the shots without a valid excuse from a physician "may result in non-disciplinary suspension of employment” (as cited in Ko, 2001).You should have the rights to choose, and not be penalized based on your decision. Employees should have the rights to choose. Being able to choose what we want, and what is best for ourselves is what makes us independent. Rather than having someone making the
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