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I would like to know if it is legal private company

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Hi. I would like to know if it is legal for a private company to advise their staff of a medicine that is beneficial e.g. for colds. Can they pay for the medicine?
Hello, my name is***** am a solicitor on this site and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Can you explain your situation in a bit more detail please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello Ben. I would like to know if it is legal for a private company to pay for its employees to take something called Immiflex. I I have checked and it has the status of a medicine. It contains vitamin D3 and beta glucans which stimulates the moon system, clinically proven. In my opinion this is better than taking the flu jab. So can the company advise or inform its employees of this tablet, and can it offer to pay for it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, that should read the immune system
An employer would have a general duty to ensure the health and safety of its employees so if it is recommending a medicine and offering to pay for it to immunise its employees then it should ensure that it is clinically tested and safe to use. If it is then offered to the employees, this should really be done on a voluntary basis, especially for existing members of staff. So they can offer it but whether it is taken would be down to the individual employees. So if someone decides they do not want to use this medicine they should not be forced into it. So, the employee is free to promote this as an alternative to the flu jab and pay for it but it should not make it mandatory or force employees to take it if they do not want to. I trust this has answered your query. I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating (selecting 3, 4 or 5 starts at the top of the page). If for any reason you are unhappy with my response or if you need me to clarify anything before you go - please get back to me on here and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you
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