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Coronavirus and employees: Can companies require vaccination?

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calendar 6 January 2020
globus Denmark, Sweden, Norway

As a result of continuous coronavirus developments, most companies in the Nordics and elsewhere have and are still experiencing sick employees, voluntary as well as imposed quarantines or closure of activities etc. But what measures can companies take to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the workplace as vaccination efforts are increasing?

Several new questions have and continue to arise in relation to how companies should deal with the spread of coronavirus towards employees. As vaccines are being approved and distributed, especially one question needs clarification - whether companies can require employees to get vaccinated against coronavirus in order to work or go on business trips and which consequences refusal from the employees’ side can trigger.

We have taken a closer look at this question in the Nordic countries.

Several new questions have and continue to arise in relation to how companies should deal with the spread of coronavirus towards employees. As vaccines are being approved and distributed, especially one question needs clarification - whether companies can require employees to get vaccinated against coronavirus in order to work or go on business trips and which consequences refusal from the employees’ side can trigger.

We have taken a closer look at this question in the Nordic countries.

The Swedish government

Vaccination against coronavirus has been initiated in Sweden and the rest of the EU, triggering a series of new questions for companies.

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The Swedish government

Vaccination against coronavirus has been initiated in Sweden and the rest of the EU, triggering a series of new questions for companies.

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The Danish government

Vaccination against coronavirus will soon be initiated in Denmark and the rest of the EU, triggering a series of new questions for companies.

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The Danish government

Vaccination against coronavirus will soon be initiated in Denmark and the rest of the EU, triggering a series of new questions for companies.

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The Norwegian government

Vaccination against coronavirus has been initiated in Norway and the rest of the EU, triggering a series of new questions for companies.

Read more

The Norwegian government

Vaccination against coronavirus has been initiated in Norway and the rest of the EU, triggering a series of new questions for companies.

Read more

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Akina

Ørum Masaki

Legal assistant

Anders

Etgen Reitz

Partner

Caroline

Wochner

Communication assistant

Cecillie

Groth Henriksen

Associate

Franziska

Brüggemann

Associate

Kirsten

Astrup

Associate

Nora

Tägtgård Coter

Legal assistant

Sofie

Aurora Braut Bache

Associate

Søren

Hessellund Klausen

Partner