Monday May 25, 2020

Employers fear offices too small for safe working

A new survey by law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has revealed that 51 per cent of employers see social distancing requirements as their main obstacle to reopening

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
10th May, 2020
A total of 51 per cent said an inability to put in place social distancing measures would be the main obstacle that would prevent them reopening the workplace to all staff

The majority of employers are worried they will not have sufficient space for social distancing in the workplace when offices reopen, a new survey by law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has found.

The survey of 300 human resources professionals and in-house lawyers showed that 76 per cent of respondents have started to plan a strategy to reopen their offices in the coming months.

Most of those surveyed worked in office-based settings. Three-quarters of them expected to...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Multibillion-euro hedge fund founded by former AIB executive Tony Gannon has paid out nearly €145m in dividends over last seven years

Barry J Whyte | 1 day ago

The budget airline grounded its entire fleet in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic

Peter O'Dwyer | 1 day ago

The Guinness Staff Union, which represents 400 employees at St James Gate, opposes Diageo’s plans to stop future pay raises being pensionable

Aaron Rogan | 1 day ago