‘No jab, no job’: Here’s why company-enforced vaccinations might run into trouble – Niki Southern quoted in Financial News

27 January 2021

Pimlico plumbing recently made waves on the announcement that their lawyers were currently working on writing the requirements into employee contracts for their 400 staff. The company aims to enforce a “no vaccine, no job” policy; however the legality on whether employers can implement this is questioned by employment lawyers. Niki Southern, Partner in Employment discusses her thoughts in the Financial news on the “no jab, no job” policy roll out and how employers may be called into question.

Niki quoted:

“It is difficult to see how employers could compel their employees to get vaccinated before returning to work if the government does not make vaccination mandatory, particularly if the employment does not involve work with vulnerable people,” Nikola Southern, employment law partner at Kingsley Napley told Financial News.

This article was first published in Financial News. You can read the article in full by clicking here (subscription required).

FURTHER INFORMATION

If this is an area which concerns you please feel free to contact Niki  or any member of the employment team.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Niki often acts in complex cases requiring her to navigate overlapping issues such as equal pay, discrimination, harassment, sickness absence, performance and misconduct.

She has particular experience of representing employers and employees in the higher education, retail, media, professional and financial sectors. 

 

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