As the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic develops, many employers are considering what their approach should be to the issues around vaccination for their workforce, with a view to accelerating a return to some kind of normality. This is an area where law, guidance and best practice is likely to develop rapidly and there is no one-size-fits-all solution, particularly for multinational employers. The risks, challenges and benefits will vary depending on the profile of the workforce and nature and location of the business.
In our newly launched global guide we set out some of the key considerations with regard to requiring or encouraging employees to be vaccinated and highlight some of the differences in risk around the world. These are complex and evolving issues and the situation should be kept under review as vaccine programmes become more widely available, economies and borders begin to open up again and more people return to the workplace.