Justin Tarka considers employers’ duty of care for employees and workers

During lockdown, thousands of employers were forced to tell their staff to work from their homes. Overnight, offices became empty. Given the sudden nature of the change, understandably, while covid-19 was at the forefront of everyone’s mind in the workplace, wider health and safety concerns were not. Employees were working from their homes, stopping the spread of the virus. Did the employer have a responsibility with regards to their health and safety given they were not attending the workplace?

A recent study by PIRC, a corporate governance advisory firm, has shown UK companies have been drastically underreporting workplace injuries. Post-covid 19, with new hybrid models of working, now is the prime time for companies to che...

Justin Tarka
Ogletree Deakins International LLP

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