Navigating the new normal

Victoria Cook speaks to People Management on how HR teams can prepare for impact of coronavirus on their workplace


All content on this page is correct as of March 3, 2020

Victoria Cook, Senior Associate in Bates Wells’ employment team, has provided commentary to People Management on what employers can do to put themselves in the best position to deal with coronavirus’ impact on the workplace.

With many employers now tempted to take far-reaching decisions in light of the virus’ spread, Victoria explains how important it is for leadership teams to not cause unnecessary alarm. She also notes how any measures which are put in place need to be reasonable.

Victoria also makes the point that it is incumbent on employees to follow self-isolation advice provided by employers, ensuring that they cooperate with their employer and take responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and their colleagues.

If you’d like to read the rest of People Management’s take on this story, as well as other pointers on how employers can stay on top of this ongoing matter, click here for more details.


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of March 3, 2020.

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