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Judge Strikes Out No Jab, No Job Case

Mr Singh filed the case on the grounds that the Minister for Employment acted ultra vires by making a law that the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendments) Regulations 2021, dated July 8, 2021, which required people to be vaccinated before resuming employment in public service breached and violated Right to Life, Freedom from Cruel and Degrading Treatment, Freedom of Religion, Conscience, and Belief, Right to Privacy and Right to Equality and Freedom from Discrimination of the Fijian Constitution 2013.
24 Sep 2021 11:19
Judge Strikes Out No Jab, No Job Case
Lawyer Amand Ravindra-Singh.

A “No Jab, No Job” case filed by Lautoka lawyer Aman Ravindra-Singh was struck out by the Civil High Court Judge, Chief Justice Kamal Kumar yesterday.

The matter was thrown out because Mr Singh failed to appear on time in court.

Yesterday, the court was to hear at 10am the matter for leave to apply for a judicial review. When it was called, Mr Singh was missing.

According to the Registry, Mr Singh arrived an hour later, by which time Chief Justice Kumar had struck it out.

Mr Singh had filed the case on behalf of Alifereti Caucau, Jope Koroisavou, Vasiti Toga, Alanieta Koroisavou, and Thomas Johansen, against the Minister for Employment, Permanent Secretary for Employment and the Attorney-General.

Mr Caucau, Mr Koroisavou, Ms Toga, Ms Koroisavou, and Mr Johansen were seeking the following orders to remove and quash the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, dated July 8, 2021, among other reliefs sought.

Mr Singh filed the case on the grounds that the Minister for Employment acted ultra vires by making a law that the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendments) Regulations 2021, dated July 8, 2021, which required people to be vaccinated before resuming employment in public service breached and violated Right to Life, Freedom from Cruel and Degrading Treatment, Freedom of Religion, Conscience, and Belief, Right to Privacy and Right to Equality and Freedom from Discrimination of the Fijian Constitution 2013.

Mr Singh also claimed that the Minister and the Permanent Secretary of Employment acted unreasonably, arbitrarily and in bad faith.

 

 

 

 



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