Working from home

All employees with 26 weeks' service have the right to request a change to their hours, timing or location of work. Flexible working can improve productivity but it brings with it various issues for employers. Here we highlight our latest flexible working content, including guidance on how to handle flexible working requests, including content on working from home.


Lloyds Bank says staff will be working at home until spring at least

Lloyds Bank's has told most of its UK employees not to return to the office until at least spring.

Why home workers who are ill should not work

22 Oct 2020

With the onset of colder weather, inevitably the number of people with common colds and flu will rise, in addition...

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How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

22 Oct 2020

11 November 2020 – Register now | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?

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Covid-19: One in five parents treated unfairly at work

16 Oct 2020

Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...

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City traders working from home must be monitored

13 Oct 2020

A City watchdog has warned financial services firms that it expects them to have updated their policies, refreshed their training...

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Office space under review at three-quarters of financial firms

8 Oct 2020

Insurance firms, finance houses and banking firms leading the way in seeking to reduce space.

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Family Friendly Employer shortlist

5 Oct 2020

As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...

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‘I went to get a Covid-19 test and now I’ve lost my job’

5 Oct 2020

Worker in France who didn't know he had Covid-19 despite taking a test was dismissed for serious misconduct.

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Working from home increased after guidance U-turn

2 Oct 2020

The proportion of employees working from home exclusively has risen after the government revised its guidance around where people should...

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Sexual harassment in a pandemic: why staff are more vulnerable

2 Oct 2020

With fewer people in the office and the increased likelihood of lone working and online abuse, there is a heightened risk of sexual harassment.

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‘Head of remote’ set to be trending job title in coming months

1 Oct 2020

Jobs search engine Adzuna says the number of remote jobs including management roles is up by 147% with IT leading the way.

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Employers face £10k fine for failing to enforce self-isolation

30 Sep 2020

Employers in England face fines of up to £10,000 if they fail to prevent workers who should be self-isolating from...

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Plan to bring civil servants back to the office ‘a waste of time’

25 Sep 2020

The leader of a union representing senior civil servants has branded the government’s attempts at bringing staff back to Whitehall...

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the office…

23 Sep 2020

The Prime Minister dashed any hopes for a widespread return to the office when he once again advised employees to work from home where possible...

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‘Work from home if you can’ – government tightens restrictions

22 Sep 2020

Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of...

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