Non-profit fires employee after giving one week deadline to get fully vaccinated

 Non-profit fires employee after giving one week deadline to get fully vaccinated

Many companies and government agencies are requiring staff to receive the COVID vaccine as a condition of employment. While Alberta government agencies have given staff until the end of October to become compliant, one Edmonton organization has already begun releasing un-vaccinated staff with very little notice to receive both doses. Jeannette Rocher interviewed one of those employees, Lisa Noble who was informed on September 17 that she would have to be fully vaccinated by September 24 (one week later) or lose her job.
We reached out to the non-profit organization she worked for to understand their side of the story, however they have not responded to our multiple requests.

Recorded: Sept 27, 2021
Aired: Oct 1, 2021


Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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