About this eventA balancing act - public sector employment post-Covid
As the worst of the Covid outbreak is (hopefully) behind us, the government and some employers are urging their staff to return to their offices. However, many employees have found remote and hybrid working much to their liking and are reluctant to resume a regular commute to a fixed workplace. With the tightest jobs market for many years, employers that don’t offer remote or hybrid working may find themselves at a distinct disadvantage.
The public sector has been an enthusiastic adopter of remote and Hybrid working patterns, but the transition to more permanent hybrid working patterns comes with a number of legal risks. This live webinar will attempt to identify and manage the potential pitfalls of the ‘new normal’ for public sector employers.
It will look to cover the following questions:
- In what circumstances can employees request or demand remote or otherwise flexible working?
- In what circumstances can employees be required to return to the office?
- How can employers provide (or refuse) remote/hybrid working while remaining compliant with the Equality Act? Where do the potential pitfalls lie?
- Can the medically vulnerable be required to work at the office?
- Should employment contracts be amended to facilitate remote/hybrid working?
- How straightforward would it be to change the balance of remote/office based working if the needs of the employer change in future?
- How much control do public sector employers have over hybrid working and staff employed by contractors?
If you have a question for our guest speakers, please submit this here or visit slido.com and enter the code #LN3003.