Rely on the most comprehensive, up-to-date legal content designed and curated by lawyers for lawyers
Work faster and smarter to improve your drafting productivity without increasing risk
Accelerate the creation and use of high quality and trusted legal documents and forms
Streamline how you manage your legal business with proven tools and processes
Manage risk and compliance in your organisation to reduce your risk profile
Stay up to date and informed with insights from our trusted experts, news and information sources
Access the best content in the industry, effortlessly — confident that your news is trustworthy and up to date.
Find up-to-date guidance on points of law and then easily pull up sources to support your advice with Lexis PSL
Check out our straightforward definitions of common legal terms.
Speed up all aspects of your legal work with tools that help you to work faster and smarter.
Our trusted tax intelligence solutions, highly-regarded exam training and education materials help guide and tutor Tax professionals
Access our unrivalled global news content, business information and analytics solutions
Insurance, risk and compliance intelligence using big data, proprietary linking and advanced analytics.
A leading provider of software platforms for professional services firms
In-depth analysis, commentary and practical information to help you protect your business
LexisNexis Blogs shed light on topics affecting the legal profession and the issues you're facing
Our latest thinking on key legal industry developments
Legal professionals trust us to help navigate change. Find out how we help ensure they exceed expectations
Discuss the latest legal developments, ask questions, and share best practice with other LexisPSL subscribers
With some exceptions (eg in the building trade), it is customary for the employer to provide an employee with the equipment necessary to do their job (as opposed to a self-employed person who is usually expected to provide their own equipment).
There are no particular statutory provisions relating to the provision of equipment to an employee who is homeworking.
See Precedents: Policy—homeworking and Policy—temporary homeworking arrangements. Paragraph 4 of Precedent: Policy—homeworking provides that the employer will provide all necessary equipment to a designated homeworker, but not to an ‘ad hoc homeworker’.
In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, where an employer may have had to arrange for a large number of employees to work from home unexpectedly, the employer may be unable to provide the necessary equipment, such as computer equipment, desks and chairs to all of its staff. In those circumstances, it may be that it would be a reasonable instruction for the employer to ask the employee to provide their own equipment where possible, taking into consideration, for example:
• the employee’s circumstances, eg whether they have their own equipment, whether it is suitable for work purposes and whether it is available (it may be in use by someone else in the employee’s household, eg for their work or study)
• the employer’s proposed arrangements, eg relating to IT support, IT security, data protection, payment of expenses
According to the Acas guidance on working from home, employers and employees should be practical, flexible and sensitive to each other’s situation when working from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Employers are responsible for the equipment and technology they give employees so they can work from home. The employer should:
• discuss equipment and technology with the employee
• agree what’s needed
• support the employee to set up any new equipment or technology
If an employee also has some work tasks that can be done safely away from their home, they should make sure they have access to the right equipment for those duties—eg this might include having their work laptop with them.
Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK
* denotes a required field
0330 161 1234