As the UK vaccination programme continues at a rapid pace, the question of whether employers should be allowed to insist employees are vaccinated is coming into focus.
Some firms are reportedly looking into designing contracts which require new hires to have been vaccinated and also changing the contracts of existing employees too. Charlie Mullins, the founder of Pimlico Plumbers, said last month that he would require his own staff have the jab in order to protect his other workers and customers, calling it “jab for a job”.
At that time the vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said that policy would be “discriminatory”, adding: “We’re not that sort of country and I think it’s important we do it by persuasion.”
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