Can employers force workers to have a COVID-19 vaccine? | UK | News (Reports)


“Employers could face challenges from employees should they try and impose vaccinations such as claims of constructive unfair dismissal or even automatic unfair dismissal should an employee claim their refusal is due to health and safety concerns.”

There could even be claims under the Equality Act if the employee has a valid reason for not wanting the vaccine that relates to a protected characteristic.

“Even if an employer does not compel employees to get the vaccine but states that employees cannot say return to the office until they have had the vaccine, then employers still face the same risks as set out above.

“Until we have further guidance from the Government, then employers might want to tackle vaccinations in the same way they do for the flu vaccine.”


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