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Working from home laws: What current laws are in place regarding working from home?

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Health and safety

By law, employers are responsible for the health and safety of all employees, including those working from home.

This means an employer must verify employees:

  • Feel they can work from home safely
  • Have the right equipment to work safely
  • And managers are keeping in regular contact to ensure they do not feel isolated
  • With disabilities have reasonable adjustments made for them.

Employees have a responsibility to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and tell their manager about any health and safety risks they encounter, including mental health concerns. 

Equipment and technology

Employers are responsible for the equipment and technology they give employees so they can work from home.

This means discussing the equipment and technology with staff, agreeing what is needed and supporting employees in setting up any new equipment or technology.



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