Richard Grogan – Home Assessments Required for Remote Working?

Remote Working at Home

Employers may need to perform health and safety check on your home before allowing you to work remotely. Richard Grogan, Employment Law Specialist explains why on The Pat Kenny Show.
A leading employment solicitor is warning that continued working from home could now lead to fresh health and safety complications for employers and employees alike.
Richard Grogan says employers may need to carry out health & safety assessments of employees’ homes if they’re to allow staff to work from home on a permanent basis.
It comes as a ‘return to the workplace’ gets underway from today, after two years of predominantly remote working for hundreds of thousands of office workers across the country.
As part of the broad easing of restrictions announced on Friday, the Government’s said a “return to physical attendance in workplaces can commence on a phased basis”.
IBEC believes most workplaces will adopt a new hybrid approach, with employers not requiring staff to be in the office every day.
Other employers, meanwhile, may be keen to continue allowing full-time remote working in order to satisfy new or existing staff who aren’t based locally.
Credit to : Newstalk

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