Next, the British fashion retailer, has, reportedly, decided to slash the sick pay of all its unvaccinated employees.
As per the retailer’s policy shift, all its workers who haven’t got themselves vaccinated and are now required to isolate could see a cut to the Statutory Sick Pay minimum rate of £96.35 per week.
The retailer also, reportedly, added that all its unvaccinated employees who have tested positive for coronavirus would still receive its full rate of sick pay.
Substantiating on the move, one of the spokesperson of the retailer said that it was necessary to balance the needs of the business with those of workers and shareholders.
In England, there hasn’t been any change to the guidance for unvaccinated contacts of positive COVID-19 cases, who have to self-isolate for 10 days following their exposure to the virus.
Next generates £3,284.1 million and is known for its apparels, footwear and home products.