Many employers will be making plans to ensure that their businesses and organisations can continue to operate during the current COVID-19 virus pandemic. In line with the WHO and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) advice, Ireland is trying to contain further transmission of the virus. Employers and employees all have a role to play in this.
During this unprecedented time, many employees may be advised to work from home on a temporary basis. Employers have specific duties to ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of all employees. These duties include the employee’s workspace where employees are required to work from home.
Employers may find the following frequently asked questions and answers useful when determining whether working from home is suitable.
Employees will also find them useful in preparing themselves and the workspace in their home, if their employer has asked them to work from home.