Ebene News – GB – Boss says Brits would crawl naked on snow to get vaccinated because he makes jabs mandatory

The’ no jab, no job ‘concept has sparked a huge debate in recent weeks, with care home operator Barchester Healthcare among the other companies saying all new hires must now be vaccinated

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Pimlico Plumbers introduced one of the UK’s first ‘no jab, no work’ policies – stipulating that all new employees must be vaccinated to be accepted for work

Charlie Mullins, owner of the £ 50million company, has said new hires will be denied jobs if they have not been vaccinated against Covid once they go public

It comes a month after the boss revealed he was drafting lawyers to implement mandatory regulations – although legal experts have warned it could violate employment law

He said staff would not challenge the policy, saying they would “crawl naked on the snow to get the shot for now”

Taking it further, Mullins revealed he has set aside £ 800million to help his staff get vaccinated once it becomes available on the streets

The concept of ‘no jab, no job’ has sparked much debate in recent weeks, with nursing home operator Barchester Healthcare among other companies that have introduced the policy for all employees except s they are medically exempt

Pimlico Plumbers – who employs thousands of traders – said the policy could also be added to existing contracts, while insisting that no one would be forced to receive a vaccine or be fired because of the issue

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi said “it was up to the companies what they were doing”, but the Unison union said it was “totally unacceptable” for companies to put pressure on staff to let him accept the blow

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab told LBC radio yesterday that the policy was at the discretion of employers

“The precise relations and communications between employers and employees is an issue that we would like to leave to the responsible employers, but it is not the law of the land that you have to have the vaccine,” he said.

“We have obviously had a chat with our lawyers and they are very happy that we can add this proposal to any new worker who will start with us once the vaccine is deployed,” Mullins told Channel 4 News

“We are in regular contact with our staff in our human resources department and I think people would crawl in the snow naked to get their shots right now

Speaking on Radio 4 today, Mullins revealed he has set aside £ 800,000 to pay for vaccinations for more than 400 workers once private vaccinations become available

“When people come to look for a job with us if they are not happy to sign this, it is their choice, but they certainly will not be given a job at Pimlico Plumbers

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“We wouldn’t dream of forcing anyone, but I’m pretty sure 99% of our staff would jump at the chance

“Who in their right mind would refuse a needle or a blow that could save your life?

“This is not a contradiction because I think you will find if you encourage people and advise them I am happy to pay for anyone who works for us to have the vaccine,” he said

The government has pledged to vaccinate 15 million people in Britain by mid-February, with Boris Johnson pledging 200,000 doses per day by the end of the week

Vaccines will also soon be available on Main Street, alongside around 50 centers that will be set up in locations across the UK with the aim of getting the vaccine to as many Britons as possible

However, lawyers have suggested that such terms of employment could trigger allegations of discrimination or constructive dismissal

Nick Hurley, lawyer at Charles Russell Speechlys, said: “’No jab, no job’ may sound clear and concise, but it is far from straightforward whether an employer can make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for employees

“While employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their staff, which may include reducing the spread of Covid-19 in the office, there are also many other factors to take into account

“By requiring that employees be vaccinated, employers may inadvertently violate anti-discrimination legislation For example, employees may have a disability which means they cannot be vaccinated, implementing a vaccination policy could therefore give rise to an allegation of discrimination on the basis of disability

“The same goes for other factors that contribute to the refusal of vaccination, such as pregnancy, race, age or beliefs

“With regard to the latter, it may also be that employees who consider themselves to be ardent anti-vaxxers will attempt to claim protection against discrimination by arguing that their belief against vaccinations amounts to a philosophical belief

“It may sound like a stretch, but other cases have not always been intuitive as to which beliefs attract the protection of the law

“That said, employers have a duty to start preparing and evaluating the impact of the wider vaccine rollout for their employees”

Pimlico Plumbers, Vaccine, Charlie Mullins

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