Refusal to return to office in lower levels
Hi, can you advise what are our options if an employee refuses to return (or begrudgingly returns) to the office as we move back into Level 3 and/or 2 or even ad-hoc moving forward decides themselves not to come in? They refused to work from the office before we even entered Level 2 and made it difficult to ensure equal treatment across employees. In some parts it is fair as they have a long-term immuno-suppressed person in their residence (not a dependent) & were not comfortable. While business has been supportive where possible over this past year, we feel it is unreasonable for the role to be based remotely long-term due to the role being both a Manager and Team Leader in small team and the cross-functional nature of the small business (<10 employees), plus we felt that the office environment and seating arrangement are socially distant. Thoughts?
Question submitted 10/04/20 @ 05:27am
HR & Talent