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Can employers slash sick pay for unvaccinated staff?

Withholding statutory sick pay for employees who are not vaccinated carries a similar risk to introducing a 'no jab, no job' policy, says Fiona Mendel

Supermarket chain Morrisons’ recent announcement that from 1 October, they will no longer be paying full sick pay for ‘pinged colleagues’ who have chosen not to receive their vaccinations, has faced significant backlash, particularly from unions who claim it is unlawful. 

Self-isolation rules have been relaxed in recent months whereby fully vaccinated adults are not required to quarantine if they receive a notification saying they have been in close contact with a person who has Covid-19. Fiona Mendel discusses the legal and commercial implications of withholding sick pay in People Management magazine. 

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