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Employment Changes

Employment Changes

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  • Advice

    If you are moved from office to being home-based then some aspects of your employment will change. Some are obvious, such as obeyance to the fire safety regulations, as well as elements such as bullying/discrimination in the workplace, some will remain (such as Display screen regulations). Remote work may affect your usual office role, in that it will likely require greater levels of flexibility and trust from both sides.



    It is important that all workers and employers follow national lockdown procedures, and build flexible work structures to reflect how the government will deal with the pandemic. Many businesses will now only allow certain types of workers to travel to their workplace (‘critical workers’) such as:

    • Those that maintain national infrastructure;
    • Construction work;
    • Manufacturing;
    • Nursing, Care work;
    • Childcare or education;
    • Essential public services; and
    • Essential retail.


    Addressing changes to your employment

    Remote working employees must consider whether their employers have provided everything that they need to work effectively from home. Generally, this will require:

    • New forms of communication or software (such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and providing safe and secure access to secure data.
    • Monitoring software to ensure employees are meeting targets and can flag or report discrepancies to their employers.
    • Checklists to ensure that your home-working space is safe and up to company policy standards.
    • Potential loaning of IT equipment, such as printers, software, laptops, phones, computers etc which are strictly for work use. In most cases the employee will have most, if not all the equipment for home use, this makes things far easier.
    • Ensuring that the internet connection of employees is sufficient.
    • The use of intranets or internal admin services for ease of access and to protect vital information to the running of the business.


    Businesses that deal in more specific sectors may require home-based staff to have access to industry-specific software or equipment. Employees who feel they are not able to effectively work from home with the equipment have to need to speak to their employer to rectify the situation.


    How we can help

    If you are having difficulty working from home and your employer is unwilling to help then we can act as a mediator and liaise between you both to hopefully find a workable solution. Upon starting a case your caseworker will create a briefing note for your legal team to examine the issues. To gain our assistance you need to open a case, this is done by taking advantage of our free consultation service, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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