Wednesday 11 August, 2021
2021 BFO Young Ambassador
You've just moved to a new middle management role at a large financial institution.The organisation has recently released a new policy requiring all employees to receive a vaccination. The organisation has stated that this is in the interest of all employees and public health. There are exceptions in place for employees who can provide a doctor’s certificate outlining medical grounds for why they cannot receive the vaccine.
Employees who do not comply with the new policy are required to continue to work from home and are not allowed to return to the office or participate in face-to-face or team events.
A member of your team has stated they have moral objections to the vaccine and the organisational policy. As their manager, they have approached you and explained that they believe getting the vaccination should be a personal choice and they should have the right to continue working with their team. They also suggested the overall risk would be low if everyone else is vaccinated.
What Would You Do?
- How would you respond to your team member’s request?
- How do you balance the wishes of the team member against the new organisational policy?
We challenge you to create a healthy discussion with your colleagues and post a comment below. You could even encourage them to consider taking The Banking and Finance Oath!
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