How should employers deal with employees reluctant to return to the workplace?
Government advice in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales remains that employers should support staff to work from home where possible, and in England there is talk of implementing “plan B”, including a return to remote working.
However, many employers have been asking employees to return to the workplace, often under a hybrid working arrangement. The closure of the furlough scheme means that employers can no longer receive support for the wages of employees who are not at work.relx_copyright – This article is XpertHR.co.uk content (c) LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group
So what can an employer do if an employee is reluctant to return to work after being on furlough or working from home for a number of months? This is the subject of the most popular FAQ on XpertHR in October.
Other questions in the top 10 cover the provision of equipment for employees working from home, including under a hybrid working model; asking employees about their vaccination status; and carrying over annual leave.