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Permanent Homeworking? Consultation for change

By April 30, 2020Uncategorized

As many of the world’s workplaces were pushed to make a move to homeworking, many organisations are now enjoying the benefits of reduced overheads and advanced technologies.  For some, this has resulted in a desire to make the temporary homeworking arrangements permanent.  What are you required to do in order to make this change permanent?  Even if mobility clauses exist, you will have a duty to consult with staff regarding the proposed permanent change.  In addition, unless, employees agree to the change, notice will need to be given.  Although during furlough a risk assessment of the home environments suitability for homeworking is not necessary, this is a consideration should the arrangement become permanent.

If you are considering this change, please speak to your advisor for specific advice in relation to the process of consultation.