Lone Star outlet deletes job ad accepting unvaccinated applicants

Company owner refuses to comment

Lone Star outlet deletes job ad accepting unvaccinated applicants

An outlet of family restaurant Lone Star has deleted a job posting looking for staff, including those unvaccinated against COVID-19.

The advertisement was put up by Lone Star New Lynn on the No Jab Jobs website, saying it is looking for waiting and bar staff.

"We will not be discriminating either whilst employing or serving guests," the job posting said, which is now deleted from the website. A screenshot of the advertisement was taken and published online by The New Zealand Herald.

The advertisement from the restaurant ignores the vaccine mandate imposed on close contact workers in the hospitality industry.

In addition, the No Jab Jobs website is a platform that specifically helps connect employers and employees regardless of vaccination.

"We support freedom of choice regarding vaccination against COVID-19," the website read.

Read more: Company gives employees financial incentive for COVID vaccination

"This is simply a website to bring together employers willing to offer jobs to people who have chosen not to get vaccinated, and those who are seeking employment," it also said.

On the job listing, the owner of Lone Star New Lynn Brendan Pascoe told the New Zealand Herald that it will not be commenting on the matter.

"I'm not commenting, you are all pushing the same mandate so I know what will be said and I'm not interested. No comment," Pascoe told The Herald.

Paul Steiner, Lone Star operations manager, however told The Herald that the company is requiring all franchisees to follow all relevant laws including health requirements.

Lone Star New Lynn will be operating under the Red light restrictions as it is situated in Auckland. This means that businesses will have to enforce capacity limits for their operations.

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