Closed petition Legislate that employers must allow non-essential employees to work from home

Since March 2020, the government has advised people to work from home (WFH) in response to COVID-19. However, without being written into official legislation, many non-essential workplaces remain open and flout this advice by refusing to allow screen-based employees to WFH.

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Accordingly, writing WFH into law for non-essential workplaces – as Scotland has done – would have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19; decrease the risk to public health at this precarious time; offer legal recourse to employees facing disciplinary action for WFH; and be more in the spirit of a national lockdown.

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