Will employers be able to enforce mask wearing even if it is no longer legally mandatory?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 9 November 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Coronavirus; Policies and Procedures; Mask Wearing

This particular topic is born out of the decision in England to have their freedom day, and it's no longer a legal requirement to wear masks, but the government advice is you probably should.

And we've seen some big names in England kind of breaking rank, not least the mayors in London and Manchester. So they've made it compulsory to wear masks in the tube and the trams in those big cities.

And then we've other big name kind of corporates, easyJet and Ryanair are saying, "No, masks are still compulsory on our flights".

So I suppose first things first, Seamus, what's the position in Northern Ireland? What has the assembly reaction been to the English announcements?

Seamus: Well, the changes

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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