The Employment Tribunal has considered the first of a tranche of anticipated claims for unfair dismissal, as a result of businesses implementing a mandatory covid-19 vaccination policy. In this case the tribunal determined that the employee had NOT been unfairly dismissed for refusing to be vaccinated.
Whilst the Respondent in this case was a nursing home for the elderly, the decision to...Read More
On the 29th November 2021, JFH Law presented a legal update on the mandatory vaccination of health care professionals. The webinar was hosted by Dhru Shah of Dentinal Tubules and was presented by Barrister and Partner Julia Furley and Senior Solicitor Laura Pearce, both of JFH Law.
The video is now available on our YouTube page and can be viewed below.
Further to this video, JFH...Read More
An application for judicial review has already been brought before the High Court by a number of workers within the care home sector, seeking to challenge a similar ‘vaccine mandate’ to the one debated today.
On 27th October the Government released 2021’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review. In it marked some upcoming changes that will affect employers going into 2022. In particular, it set out the rate increases for national minimum wage that will come into effect on 1st April 2022.
On 22nd July 2021 the Government passed legislation that will make it compulsory for care home workers to be vaccinated as from 22nd November 2021.
Given the low take up of the vaccine amongst care home staff; the risk COVID poses to the vulnerable; and the impending flu season; the Government are clearly eager to take action to protect those most at risk from Covid-19.
However, this...Read More