Covid-19 vaccinations: The Top questions for employers


2 mins

Posted on 28 Jan 2021

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Many of us have now been working from home for over 10 months and the Covid vaccinations are a glimmer of hope that life might return to normal this year. 

In this webinar Tina Wisener (Partner) and Rose Smith (Senior Associate) answer your top employment questions about the Covid vaccination including:

  • Is vaccination mandatory?
  • Can an employer require an employee to be vaccinated?
  • Can an employee claim discrimination if their employer requires them to be vaccinated?
  • Could “anti-vaxx” be considered to be a protected characteristic in respect of which an employee should not be discriminated against?
  • What can an employer do if an employee refuses/is hesitant to be vaccinated because they are anxious or worried about receiving the vaccine, rather than holding anti-vaxxer beliefs?
  • Can an employer discipline or dismiss an employee who refuses to be vaccinated?
  • If an employer requires employees to be vaccinated, will they be liable if the employee suffers an adverse reaction?
  • Can an employer refuse to allow employees into the workplace if they have not been vaccinated?
  • Can an employer require those who have been vaccinated to return to the workplace?
  • What can an employer do if an employee refuses to come to work because their colleagues have not been vaccinated?
  • What can an employer do if an employee refuses to come to work because they live with or care for people who are shielding or in other high-risk categories?
  • Can offers of employment be made conditional on an employee proving that they have been vaccinated?
  • Are employers entitled to collect information about whether employees have been vaccinated?

 If you have any questions regarding the webinar please get in touch with Tina Wisener or Rose Smith.

Tina Wisener

  • Partner
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Rose Smith

  • Senior Associate
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The information given in this webinar on 28 January 2021 is for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your own circumstances should always be sought separately before taking any action.

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