Employee vaccinations can probably only be required for new staff

Employees may have the right to refuse inoculation Credit: Pixabay

THE UK Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said that It may be legal for companies to insist on new staff being vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of their employment.

His view, shared by Downing Street, according to the BBC is that it would be discriminatory to insist that current employees should be inoculated as this would not be covered in their current contracts of employment.

It was during an interview with ITV that the Justice Secretary indicated his view about both existing and new staff vaccinations.

This is currently an opinion and would need to be tested at an employment tribunal or in court in the event that an employee is threatened with the sack or has their employment terminated due to their refusal to receive the vaccine.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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