What Can We Do About Employees Who Are Afraid to Come to Work Because of Coronavirus?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 March 2020
The Corona Virus/Covid-19 pandemic is beginning to cause increased worry for employers, particularly as the first case has been diagnosed in Northern Ireland.
It is envisaged that employers will see a rise in other employees wanting to work from home for fear of coming into contact with the virus, particularly if they have a respiratory condition such as asthma or young kids with underlying health conditions.
It is difficult to provide a definitive answer because this will turn on the individual facts. However, as a general tip, it is prudent for employers to encourage an open dialogue with employees where concerns can be voiced. This will help enable employers to work with employees and to
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