What proof can an employer ask for if a worker says they've been pinged?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10 November 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: The "Ping-demic"; Covid-19; Data Protection

he media coined the term "ping-demic". It describes basically an outbreak of people being absent from work because they have to isolate because of close contact. They've had close contact with someone with COVID.

I mean, from my perspective, I've had a couple of pings in one week, basically, off the back of my kids being at summer schemes and at nursery. I think this is something that's going to be pretty big for employers. Not necessarily workers being sick, but having to go out to pick up from nurseries and schools. The schools have gone back this week. Who knows what's really going to happen now that the kids are all mixing again?

First things first, Seamus. What proof can an employer

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This article is correct at 10/11/2021

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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