Employment law in the UK is not fit for purpose for a future of homeworking, a law firm said
Employment law in the UK is not fit for purpose for a future of homeworking, a law firm has said.
In a white paper published by Southampton-based Paris Smith solicitors, the limitations of employment law in a post-covid-19 world were explored.
It concluded that where employees have demonstrated they can work effectively from home or flexibly, it will be more difficult for employers to validly refuse flexible working requests on business grounds.
The research looked at the law around areas such including employees’ mental health, Zoom fatigue and flexible working; and explored the wider challenges faced by employers in the ‘new normal’.
It concluded that it’s time for a rethink. The stu...