Lavoro e vaccinazione contro il Covid-19. Note costituzionali su un dibattito giuslavoristico

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The essay clarifies some of the constitutional law premises of a question which is being debated in labour law: which kinds of measures can be adopted against workers who are offered a Covid-19 vaccine and refuse it? Four arguments are proposed: 1) under article 32, para. II, of the Italian Constitution, only an explicit and specific legal provision may impose a mandatory health treatment; 2) currently, no such provision exists in Italian law (including the Civil code, workplace security law, and Covid-19 emergency law); 3) therefore, refusing the vaccination is the exercise of a legal, and constitutionally guaranteed, liberty of the individual; 4) nonetheless, the ensuing lack of immunization is an objective circumstance, which may become relevant for risk management and work organization, and also impact employment relationships. The essay considers the pertinent constitutional case-law and, in its conclusions, hypothesizes a legal framing for point 4), while also highlighting that the best course of action would be for the Parliament to tackle the issue directly.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Work and vaccination against Covid-19. Constitutional notes on a labor law debate
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)89-113
Numero di pagine25
RivistaQuaderni Costituzionali
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021


  • Balancing rights
  • COVID-19
  • Mandatory health treatments
  • Right to health
  • Right to work
  • Risk management
  • Workplace safety


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