ROLLING out a “no jab, no job” rule in workplaces across the country would be discriminative, unethical and against human rights, furious Echo readers have said.

More than 400 people responded to the Echo’s social media poll and took a stand against the move, amid concerns over the strict policy emerging.

In England, only care home staff will need to have both vaccines to work under current legislation, with a consultation taking place on whether to extend this to NHS workers.

But in the US, Facebook and Google say staff will have to show proof they have been fully vaccinated before returning to their offices.

Reader Vicky Bennett fears the move would have a devastating blow on business, should firms have the right to decide on “no jab, no job”.

She said: “If this is the case, a lot of companies will go under because people will not apply for jobs, does human rights mean nothing anymore?”

Janice Galley added: “No, they should not. I am going through exactly that right now, no vaccinations.

“I will be out of my job by October...even though I have been in my job for 21 years.”

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James Miller, a company director, believes this goes “far beyond the remit of a credible, moral and ethical business”.

He said: “This disgraceful and discriminatory policy is a monumental overstep to the duties of a responsible board.

“I would have serious questions for any director that thinks it is their duty to decide for their staff what they should do with their bodies.”

Brett Benjamin also believes the move would be “an infringement on human rights”.

Echoing concerns, Sarah Elven, said: “No definitely not.

“An employer doesn’t ask you if you haven’t had the flu or any other jab and can’t not hire you based on that, so why should this be any different?”

Although ministers have said it makes sense for staff to be double-jabbed before returning to their workplaces, they have assured they will not make it compulsory by legislation.

However, Simone Darkwife said: “It’s entirely up to business owners.

“I certainly wouldn’t use a care home where staff weren’t vaccinated, for example.”

Andrew Trewern added: “If the work involves contact with vulnerable people, then definitely.”