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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 49295, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent companies using the Bradford Factor from penalising employees who are forced to self-isolate.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 September 2021

Government guidance is clear that employers should support employees who have to self-isolate. It is also clear that they should exercise discretion about the need for medical evidence where an employee is advised to self-isolate in accordance with public health advice.

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