Guest Lectures
Online Event

Employment law and COVID-19: Can employees be forced to be vaccinated?

  • 18.00 - 19.00
  • 25 Mar 2021
  • Online
Employment law and COVID-19: Can employees be forced to be vaccinated?
This is the second Law in Practice lecture presented by Jodie Hill, focussing on issues relating to employment law and Covid-19.

The roll out of the vaccination is increasing in pace and eligibility. Over 65s, those with underlying health conditions and adults who work with vulnerable people have all been offered their first dose. We are now seeing more workers included in the eligibility, but what does the vaccination mean for employees?

Jodie Hill is Managing Partner of Thrive Law and part-time lecturer at Leeds Law School. She will discuss some of the key questions around the vaccination and employment law.

  • What are the rights of workers around their pay, leave, sick leave and costs?
  • Can you be fired for refusing to be vaccinated? Can you be refused access to the workplace if you have been offered a vaccination and said no?
  • What about discrimination? What are the relevant religious/disability concerns in the vaccination programme?  What are the rules around workplace testing?

Jodie Hill
Jodie Hill is a cross-qualified solicitor who set up Thrive Law to ensure employees can thrive in the workplace. Jodie is an advocate for mental health and has a campaign to ensure mental health risk assessments are mandatory. She also cares greatly about women empowerment and set up Thrive Women to share advice, experiences and empower women in business. Jodie was recently appointed to the Law Society’s employment law committee and as the chair for This Is Me – Yorkshire.

Law in Practice from Leeds Law School
Our guest lecture events provide opportunities for you to hear from speakers from a range of backgrounds and contexts, providing insight into developments and key issues of relevance to the legal sector and professional practice. Our events are open to legal professionals, students and members of the public with an interest in law and the specialist area being discussed.

Past lectures have been delivered by prominent members of the legal community, such as Sir Keir Starmer QC, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti and Caroline Goodwin QC.