Posted 09.06.2021

The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) has published a free guide for employers and employees on the COVID-19 vaccination and the workplace.  

The new guide comes as many more employers are making arrangements for staff to return to the workplace.

The guide sets out some of the key considerations for employers regarding issues around the vaccination of staff, including how to tackle some of the ethical, legal and practical challenges.  There are signposts to additional information and the guide also includes a sample COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Key Takeaways for Employers
  • Consider introducing a ‘COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace’ policy document.
  • Approach the issue of vaccination in a voluntary and encouraging way.
  • Be aware of the potential legal issues and risks that underpin the wording and implementation of a policy.
  • Always take into account fact sensitivities when applying a policy.
  • Strive to retain effective and harmonious employment relations regarding the implementation of a policy.

Download the LRA Guide here

Go to the LRA website and read more