Businesses are looking to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Next and Ikea
Employment lawyers have reported a “shifting mood” from businesses on the issue of covid-19 vaccinations, after large organisations such as Next and Ikea have announced changes to their sick pay policies for unvaccinated workers.
Last month (December 2021), self-isolation guidance was relaxed for vaccinated individuals. The requirement to self-isolate following exposure to someone with the virus was scrapped for vaccinated individuals; however, there was no change to the guidance for unvaccinated contacts of positive cases, who are still required to self-isolate for 10 full days after their date of exposure.
Next announced plans to reduce sick pay for unvaccinated staff members required to isolate after ...