I have a question regarding human rights violations and discrimination for a tertiary bachelors course that will lead to

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Customer: Hi, I have a question regarding human rights violations and discrimination for a tertiary bachelors course that will lead to a job later on
JA: Was there discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender, or disability?
Customer: disability and health in relation to the covid vaccine
JA: What kind of workplace is this (private sector, public sector, etc.)? How many employees?
Customer: I am in the process of applying for a Bachelor of Nursing at Whitireia in Porirua NZ.
I have always wanted to be a nurse, however due to current restrictions in NZ for DHBs and healthcare, covid vaccinations and boosters are very much still mandatory. I am currently applying for a vaccine exemption after having suffered from adverse reactions from the 2nd Pfizer dose. Having conversed with staff in the social service and health department at the polytech, they have said that and I quote from previous correspondence,"I am writing in response to enquire about a medical and/or spiritual exemption for COVID 19 vaccination and the implications for studying to become a registered nurse.I refer you to the information provided on our website:This qualification is covered by the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021. Students are therefore required to be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, as they will have frequent contact/engagement with those providing health services and are considered tied to a role within a healthcare setting. Further information can be found in the health screening section below.Students that hold a medical exemption that prevents them from being vaccinated are permitted to work in the healthcare sector but will have limited placement opportunities in that sector. If you hold a medical exemption, or if you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination, your placement opportunities will accordingly be limited, and placements cannot be guaranteed. If this applies to you, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your options.Bachelor of Nursing | Whitireia and WelTec (whitireiaweltec.ac.nz)
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You will note that there will be limitations in terms of clinical learning. At present we do not have any clinical learning placements that will accept students who are not fully vaccinated including a booster. Clinical learning makes up a significant part of the nursing programme with placements in all three years of the programme. You not be able to complete some courses without completing the clinical learning experiences".In other words, I can't pass the course because I'm not vaccinated.
This I belive is discriminatory against my personal beliefs and medical and educational needs, and a direct violation of human rights.
JA: The Employment Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Have you talked to a New Zealand lawyer about discrimination?
Customer: No I haven't. I wasn't sure where to go and if this was a legit issue as it only happened today via email.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No, that is everything. Thank you
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.
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The mandates for undertaking the course and obtaining employment are not being as strictly enforced. I see that you have had the first two vaccinations, and I assume your hesitation is over the booster shots. The case is about the requirement to be fully vaccinated with booster shots, have generally supported the right of enough lawyer to require this, saying it is a reasonable restriction on human rights. You may not agree, but that is what the judges have been saying.
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Ok, so from my understanding, i should be able to partake in this course without limitations just like any other student, if i show them a valid proof of exemption. Ok cool so what would you recommend i do if they exclude me from clinical placements and certain papers that are required for the course?
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They would be permitted to do that from the cases about mandates and vaccinations

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Let me know if I can help further. I am following up to see if this is all you need, or there are still some issues.

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