After advertising roles on the No Jab Job website last month, an Auckland restaurant has been fined $24,000 for breaching the vaccine mandate.
Damned Fine Food, which operates Lone Star New Lynn, was issued two infringement notices on Friday and fines for breaches of the vaccine mandate.
“One for allowing unvaccinated staff to carry out work when required to be vaccinated and the other for not having effective systems and processes to check Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate (CVC) compliance," a WorkSafe spokesman said.
Each has an associated penalty of $12,000.
Under the red setting of the traffic light system, restaurants can serve up to 100 people seated. But vaccine passes must be shown, and verification is advised. If businesses do not comply with My Vaccine Pass requirements, they can only offer contactless service and cannot open at all under the red setting, unless offering takeaways.
The No Jab Jobs website was created to help unvaccinated people leaving their jobs due to their vaccination status find employers willing to take them on. The ad was removed from the site a few days later.