Quarter of employers refuse sick pay for Covid vaccine side effects

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Quarter of employers refuse sick pay for Covid vaccine side effects

A quarter of UK companies have not been providing company sick pay to staff who are off work due to side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine.

A survey of 2,000 businesses carried out by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) found that 26% had not been paying full sick pay to staff members who had taken time off following the Covid-19 jab and with no plans to change this. Half the businesses surveyed were already paying this, while 6% that had not been offering this support had plans to do so in future. The remaining 12% did not know what their future policy would be at the time of the survey...

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