It is being reported in the media that employers in the UK are planning to microchip employees.
Can such a procedure be legal?
A qualified medical professional would only be allowed to perform the procedure on someone who has given informed and freely-given consent, which cannot presumably be given if the consequence of refusing is to suffer penalties at work.
If it's not performed by a qualified medical professional, then wouldn't they be guilty of common assault? The only defence I can see against a charge of assault would be consent, and again, consent cannot be said to be freely given.