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CV-Library: 75.2% of professionals feel employers should be allowed to ask staff about vaccination status

By Karolina Skinner
22 September 2021

According to the latest survey from CV-Library, three-quarters (75.2%) of professionals feel employers should be allowed to ask staff if they’re vaccinated against Covid-19. Moreover, a further 59.7% said that recruiters should be allowed to ask this question during an interview.  

2,000 UK professionals took part in the study which came the day after vaccinations for 12–15-year-olds were recommended and as the nation was waiting to hear about booster jabs. Despite this, and with the majority of UK workers (58.6%) admitting they’ve had to isolate since 'pingdemic' was triggered by 'Freedom Day' on 19 July, only a third (33.7%) of business owners have asked their staff whether they had been vaccinated for the virus.  

CEO and Founder of CV-Library, Lee Biggins commented: "While the majority of UK professionals are happy to be asked about their vaccination record, it’s an incredibly emotive and divisive subject. It’s vital that businesses tread carefully to avoid discrimination. As businesses navigate these unchartered waters, keeping staff safe must be the priority. With the ONS announcing that the number of job vacancies has peaked at over 1 million for the first time ever, and employee numbers are back at pre-pandemic levels, it’s also important that staff members – current or prospective – don't feel ostracised regarding their decisions over the vaccine."

About CV-Library  

Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is an online job site that attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. It's an independent online job board with a database of over 16 million CVs, around half the UK workforce.