Sick Leave: Coronavirus

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South

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.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

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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