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Confirmed- No jab-no job for care workers in England!

Written by Martha Mitchell

July 14, 2021

No jab, no job confirmed… What is next for employers who have staff refusing to be vaccinated?

STEP 1.

Download the free jab reminder letter below to inform all staff that it is now a legal requirement for them to receive a Covid vaccine.  

  • Inform all staff that it is now a legal requirement for them to receive a Covid vaccine by 11 November 2021.
  • provide a deadline for the staff to be vaccinated and inform them that you will be monitoring the steps they take.  
  • Inform staff that if they refuse to be vaccinated, they may lose their job.

STEP 2.

If an employee fails to book their vaccine (or provide confirmation), you should warn them that they must prove they have made an effort to book a jab and if they do not provide this proof within a certain period of time e.g. 7-14 days, you will initiate disciplinary proceedings.

STEP 3.

Where an employee continues to refuse a vaccine, you should continue with the formal disciplinary process and where necessary, you can dismiss.  For employees with over 2 years of service, you should follow a properly convened disciplinary process.

 

Next Steps:

 

Read more about the legal implications of ‘no jab, no job’ in one of our most recent blogs here. 

 

Download the free care staff jab reminder letter here.

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