No jab, no job confirmed… What is next for employers who have staff refusing to be vaccinated?
- Inform all staff that it is now a legal requirement for them to receive a Covid vaccine by 11 November 2021.
- provide a deadline for the staff to be vaccinated and inform them that you will be monitoring the steps they take.
- Inform staff that if they refuse to be vaccinated, they may lose their job.
If an employee fails to book their vaccine (or provide confirmation), you should warn them that they must prove they have made an effort to book a jab and if they do not provide this proof within a certain period of time e.g. 7-14 days, you will initiate disciplinary proceedings.
Where an employee continues to refuse a vaccine, you should continue with the formal disciplinary process and where necessary, you can dismiss. For employees with over 2 years of service, you should follow a properly convened disciplinary process.
Read more about the legal implications of ‘no jab, no job’ in one of our most recent blogs here.
If you are faced with a situation where an employee is refusing to get a Covid jab, please call us for a free initial consultation and we would be happy to help.
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