The employment law considerations for returning to the workplace

As many workplaces see staff return as lockdown eases, this is opening up a number of questions for businesses from an employment law perspective, such as:

  • Has flexible home working now become the norm and mean employees can refuse to return to the workplace?
  • If an employer has exited their office space and now require employees to work from home permanently does this constitute a change of contract?
  • If an employee travels abroad on holiday, what happens if they or a family member get a positive Covid test and must stay overseas in quarantine?

Lucy Tarrant of Cognitive Law and joins Nicky for a Sussex Collaborative bitesize episode, to share her legal knowledge about the implications of post lockdown and how the law should be applied in these changing times.

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Sussex Collaborative member Lucy Tarrant is the managing director of Cognitive Law. She has over 20 years of financial and contractual dispute resolution experience, 17 of those years as a qualified Solicitor. Lucy has worked both in private practice as a litigation partner, employment solicitor and as in-house counsel. In founding Cognitive Law Lucy’s vision was to create a modern law firm built on an ethos which empowers the team to think client first, every time whilst also offering a unique work life balance.

Lucy Tarrant  of Cognitive Law

Watch the Business Bitesize episode on Employment Law post lockdown

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