An analysis of the potential issues that arise from a small, vocal, minority that identify the vaccination programme as part of a dangerous conspiracy. The anxieties to be considered on the basis that it may give rise to discrimination claims where there is a potential of protection of a philosophical belief; the scope to argue that a vaccination requirement is an unnecessary invasion of an individual’s Article 8 right to privacy (or Article 9 freedom of thought, conscience and religion) and finally what consideration must be given to the potential of an anti-vaxxer being a whistleblower.
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PAST COVID COLLECTION SESSIONS:
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This seminar looks at how these issues are being (or might be) dealt with and what the permanent employment law ramifications could be.
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Written by Guy Dunwoody