Cutting sick pay for unvaccinated workers - is it legal?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 14 February 2022
So first things first, the cut in sick pay for unvaccinated staff. It seemed for a couple of weeks there every day there was another big name announcing that they weren't going to be paying their full company sick pay if you're unvaccinated and forced to isolate as a close contact. We've got Morrison's. We've got IKEA, Next, Ocado. So, Seamus, should we all be doing this, and is it legal?
Seamus: It's certainly interesting. I suppose before we get into the legalities of it, I thought it was worthwhile maybe looking at what exactly is happening in and around sick pay, because it's a big headline that you get, and I've had some queries from clients come through to me saying, "Does this mean I
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors
More on Absence and Sickness
- What Are an Employer’s Obligations to Employees Undergoing IVF Treatment?
- Cosmetic Surgery v Medical Surgery – What Are An Employee’s Rights?
- Who Has Right To Request Occupational Health Meeting - Employee Or Employer?
- What Effective Will Recent Changes to SSP Rules Have For Employers?
- Paid parental bereavement leave introduced in Northern Ireland
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.