Get ready for new year workplace disputes, warns lawyer

Employees working from home may be reluctant to return to the office, leading to widespread contract challenges

22nd November, 2020
Get ready for new year workplace disputes, warns lawyer
Irish employers are likely to face challenges from employees reluctant to return full-time to the workplace

Employers should “brace themselves” for workplace disputes in the new year as employees working from home or abroad due to the pandemic may refuse to return to the office, a leading employment lawyer has warned.

Julie Galbraith, a partner of employment law at Eversheds Sutherland, said that despite the projected rollout of the vaccine and resulting easing of the pandemic in 2021, many employees may wish to stay remote, potentially leading to contract...

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