Navigating the new normal

Lucy McLynn in People Management: your legal back to work questions answered


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Lucy McLynn, Partner and Head of our Employment team has recently spoken to People Management with other employment law experts to advise on some of the most pressing areas for organisations to get to grips with as they reopen their doors now that lockdown is easing.

As offices gradually begin to think about getting their people back into the office, there are many questions that need to be answered, particularly around the raft of new government guidance on social distancing and face coverings.

Speaking to People Management, Lucy noted that “there are no simple answers on encouraging reluctant employees back in to work, and employers must avoid a blanket approach”. She went on to state that “employers are going to have to be systematic and really probe into employees’ individual circumstances to understand exactly why and what the reasons [they don’t want to return to work] are so they can work around it.”

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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 July 17, 2020.

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