CARE homes can can impose ‘no jab, no job’ contracts on new staff, the Justice Secretary has confirmed. Robert Buckland said care homes must have “obvious rationale” to require employees to be vaccinated. He added that the Government would not be adopting a “blanket approach” to care homes imposing “no jabs, no jobs” policies. Speaking to the BBC , he said: “Future contracts and contracts of employment are indeed matters between employers and employees. “I think that where such conditions are imposed there needs to be a very clear rationale for them. “In a care home, a closed environment where there are vulnerable residents, I would argue there does seem to be an obvious rationale. “I think it will depend very much on each setting and the particular context. That is why I don’t think it would be right to say there can be a blanket approach here because we need to go back to the fundamental fact that vaccines are not compulsory here in the UK. “There’s a very good reason why we don’t do that, where you have people who for genuine medical reasons cannot have the vaccination. There are other considerations more generally about consent. “If you… Read full this story
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