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 ...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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