For employees who are eligible for re-employment under the Retirement and Re-employment Act, are employers required to offer re-employment or Employment Assistance Payment (EAP) to those who are medically eligible but unvaccinated?
The employer is deemed to have fulfilled their obligations under the Retirement and Re-employment Act, if they:
- Have considered the available re-employment options within the organisation, and
- Made suitable job offers to their retiring employees.
For employers who continue to implement vaccination-differentiated requirements for job roles that require working on-site as a matter of company policy due to genuine occupational requirements, no Employment Assistance Payment (EAP) is required if a medically eligible but unvaccinated employee does not take up such a job offer because he is unable to fulfil the job requirements.