Weekly Q&A – Can I insist that all of my staff are vaccinated before they return to the office?

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Can I insist that all of my staff are vaccinated before they return to the office ?

An employer can only encourage vaccination and educate on the potential benefits. The vaccination programme is a public health programme so employers will have no control over or involvement in which of their employees are vaccinated or when they will be vaccinated. There are issues and considerations in terms of data privacy, the constitutional right to bodily integrity, together with potential equality discrimination issues, even if employers could mandate vaccination.

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