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John Samisoni Sues Hot Bread Kitchen

Mr Samisoni is seeking orders from the court to invalidate the Vaccine Regulations, deem his termination letter dated August 13, 2021 null, void and of no effect and issue an injunction against the termination of workers under the ‘No Jab, No Job’ policy.
21 Oct 2021 11:36
John Samisoni Sues Hot Bread Kitchen
John Samisoni outside the High Court in Suva on October 20, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Former Top Manager of Hot Bread Kitchen, John Samisoni, has filed a lawsuit against his mother’s business Hot Bread Kitchen after he was fired for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mr Samisoni was present at the High Court in Suva yesterday with his lawyer Simione Valenitabua while Graham Leung, David Toganivalu and Sainiana Radrodro appeared for Hot Bread Kitchen.

Lawyers from the Attorney-General’s Office David Edward Solvalu and Nazia Ali appeared for the Minister for Employment, Minister for Health and Medical Services and the Attorney-General.

Mr Leung informed the court that his client, Mere Samisoni, is currently in Australia for medical purposes.

Mr Samisoni is seeking a declaration that Regulations 52C and 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 contravenes Sections 11(3) and 26(3)(a) of the Fijian Constitution.

He contends that his dismissal for refusing to receive the first dose of the vaccine by August 1, 2021 contravenes his right to freedom from scientific or medical treatment or procedures without his informed consent.

Also, he submits that his dismissal contravenes his right not to be unfairly discriminated against based on his health status; specifically his vaccination status.

Mr Samisoni is seeking orders from the court to invalidate the Vaccine Regulations, deem his termination letter dated August 13, 2021 null, void and of no effect and issue an injunction against the termination of workers under the ‘No Jab, No Job’ policy.

Furthermore, he is seeking an order for an injunction to stop the use of the vaccines until the final determination of the case.

The case has been adjourned to December 16, 2021 for mention.

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