Webinar

Covid-19 vaccine – what employers need to know

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 9:30am - 10:00am

Can you make the vaccine compulsory? Or penalise employees who refuse?

While there may be some employers in certain sectors who can justify requiring their employees to take the vaccine – for example healthcare where the risk of not taking it can be detrimental to vulnerable people in their care – this will not apply across the board.

Employers need to consider all relevant factors: the nature of their business, employee health and safety, employment law and human rights before imposing such demands on their employees.

In this webinar, Matt McDonald – partner in our employment team – will discuss the key employment law considerations and potential pitfalls.

We will cover:

Whether an employer can require its employees to take the vaccine
What happens if an employee refuses
Discrimination risks
What are the alternatives?
Dealing with potential employee claims
Vaccine policies

Questions

This is a live event and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers on the day; if you wish, you may also forward your questions in advance to events@shma.co.uk.

Who should attend

HR directors and professionals, business owners and senior managers with responsibility for people management.

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