For when your boss tells you “It’s mandatory”.
Care home staff… [ That means ANYBODY and EVERYBODY ]
This is what you do.
You just say no!
Boss, “you must get the injection to protect the residents.”
You, “no, my responsibility is to protect myself first, not the residents.”
Boss, “but you have to, to protect the residents, it’s safe enough” – (no it isn’t)!
You, “no, it is a Medical treatment, an experimental one at that, which comes with a risk of anything from sickness to disablement and death, with no long-term safety data as this is the trials. I am not taking the risk with my life to protect a resident.”
Boss, “it’s policy now.”
You, “your policy breaks human rights laws, employment laws, disability discrimination laws, the equality act, and a lot more. Health and safety is above policy, you are not considering my safety in this”
Boss, “but the Government have mandated it”
You, “mandatory is not law, it is a statutory instrument which operates on the basis of consent, the ‘mandate’ breaks the law and I do not consent.
Should anything happen to me, the Government holds no liability, but you do, you need to check that your insurance covers my claim against you if I am injured or die as a result of you forcing an experimental medical treatment onto me.”
Boss, “or you’ll have to leave the position.”
You, “I won’t quit I know the law and I know my rights, you’ll have to fire me and then I’ll take legal action against you for unfair dismissal and a handful of other offences you’ve already just committed by trying to coerce and threaten me with the loss of my job”.
Boss,…… (Quite probably stumped at this point so not saying a lot).
You, “and I am putting you on notice now that if you press this issue again, harass me about it, discriminate against me for it, cause me alarm and distress as you’re already doing, I will take legal action against you.”
Boss,… (Your guess is as good as mine as to what will be said here but your final words should be)
You, “so we are clear on my stance about this then, yes? Good, now, let’s get back to work!”