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14% of HK employers set to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory

14% of HK employers set to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory


With the advent of Covid vaccines, 14% of employers in Hong Kong said employees must be vaccinated, according to a recent survey by ManpowerGroup. 

Surveying 136 employers in Hong Kong, about half (46%) of surveyed employers said it would be up to employees to decide whether or not to be vaccinated, while some said they would encourage employees to do so. 

Lancy Chui, senior vice president at ManpowerGroup, said most of the companies who will force employees to get vaccinated are coming from service sectors because they think employees might need to meet high-risk groups face-to-face. She added that many companies are still under close scrutiny over Covid-19 vaccines. 

However, making Covid vaccination mandatory for employees could see companies on tricky legal ground.

Read more: The impact of Covid-19: Overview of legal issues facing employers

Looking forward, about 7% of employers planned to implement full-time work-from-home arrangement, and 11% of employers prefer flexible working hours. 

Photo/ The Health Site 

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