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coronavirus - HOMEWORKING

Making a homeworking arrangement permanent

An employee who has been based at home for a couple of months has asked if they can have a permanent homeworking arrangement. In principle you’ve no objection, but what should you consider first? More...


Temporary homeworking and suitable workstations

Many of your employees are temporarily working from home due to the coronavirus situation. You’re wondering if you need to carry out a home workstation risk assessment for these homeworkers. Is this necessary? More...


Homeworking at short notice

Where an employee moves to homeworking, there are numerous issues to consider when putting the arrangement in place. Where homeworking happens at short notice, what should you prioritise? More...


Managing the rise in homeworking

There’s been a 27% rise in homeworkers over the last decade and 1.7 million people now regularly work from home. This figure is only expected to increase further. What are your legal responsibilities under a homeworking arrangement? More...


Helping employees with rail fare hikes

Commuters will be subject to a 2.8% rail fare hike in January 2020. Whilst you can help your employees by providing interest-free season ticket loans, what else could you consider? More...


A reasonably rejected flexible working request

In a 2016 case the employee - who was returning from maternity leave - had asked for an evenings-only homeworking arrangement. When this was rejected she claimed sex discrimination. Why did she lose? More...


The downsides of homeworking

It’s estimated that approximately 4.2 million employees carry out some form of homeworking. With these arrangements, much emphasis is placed on the advantages but there are significant downsides too. What are they? More...


Genuine homeworking or cheaper childcare?

An employee has submitted a request for homeworking and you suspect that it is motivated by a desire to reduce their childcare costs. How can you make it clear that your time isn’t for looking after their children? More...


Most want flexible working at home


Can I work from home (on Fridays) please?

An employee has asked if they can work from home on the same day each week. You’ve no objection to this kind of arrangement in principle, but how can you ensure they don’t use it as an opportunity to skive? More...
Last updated: 07.08.2020

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