UK: Mandatory vaccines for the workplace – worth a shot?

With over half the adult population having now received their first vaccine, many employers will be wondering how they can use the vaccine rollout to get employees back into workplaces.

Although some companies have announced they plan to bring in a “no jab, no job” policy, there are various employment law and data protection risks with requiring employees to get a vaccine. The current government guidance is that people are not required to take the vaccine generally: it is a personal matter for people to decide. The government is also determining the order in which people are able to get it, prioritising the older and more vulnerable.

However, employers are still keen to understand whether they can require employees to be vaccinated or what other ways they can use the vaccine roll out to get staff back to the workplace.

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