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However, the majority fear legal problems – experts advise to support rather than pretend
Vaccination: Most British employers shy away from compulsory vaccination (Photo: Wilfried Pohnke, pixabay.com)
LONDON (pte003/06/14/2022/06:10) –
More than a fifth of UK employers plan to hire employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 next year, according to a YouGov survey. http://yougov.de On behalf of AKAs Corporation http://acas.org.uk Indicates. The London-based company advises on labor law matters and acts as a mediator in the event of a dispute. While 22 per cent of those surveyed want vaccinations to be mandatory, 55 per cent on the island oppose it. 19 percent are undecided. Legislation in Great Britain does not provide for compulsory vaccination.
Labor law reasons
According to Susan Close, CEO of Acas, the reason for reluctance to introduce compulsory vaccination is labor law reasons: “It is better to support employees in getting the vaccine than to insist that they get it. And it is good for employers to seek the vaccine. Legal advice before introducing a vaccine policy.” Clews advises that if an employer wants to vaccinate employees, they should talk to the relevant employees or union.
There are some practical ways employers can support employees by continuing to pay them if they experience side effects after vaccination. They usually only get lower sickness pay. Employers may also consider giving employees paid time off for vaccination appointments. If someone does not want to be vaccinated, the employer must listen to their concerns. Some people have health reasons because they fear an allergic reaction to the vaccine. It is said that even those who do not want to give reasons should not be discriminated against.
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