Employers are creating vaccine databases of their workers to track who has been inoculated against the coronavirus.

With some companies announcing they would either sack or refuse to hire people who will not take a Covid-19 vaccine, others are using IT systems to create a form of vaccine passport in the workplace to monitor the number of staff who have had the jab.

Russell-Cooke associate Jeremy Coy comments in The Observer that employers who sideline or dismiss sick employees who refuse to take the vaccine may be vulnerable to claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination.

UK bosses set up IT systems to track Covid vaccine status of staff is free to read on The Guardian website.

Jeremy is an associate in the employment team.

He has experience acting for large institutional employers as well as small and medium size businesses.

Jeremy also advises employees and senior executives, often at short notice on sensitive workplace issues such as restrictive covenants, discrimination and pay related disputes on bonuses, commission and incentive plans. He has particular experience in advising on settlement agreements and negotiating favourable severance payments for employees.