‘Hot desking is dead’: why workers can refuse to return to the office

Returning to the office after the coronavirus lockdown might be a welcome step back to normality for many workers, but those who worry about the potential health risks are within their rights to keep working from home, employment lawyers say.

Erin Kidd, a senior lawyer at McCabe Curwood, said employers had a duty to provide a safe work environment and, at a minimum, were expected to follow government directions and recommendations.

  • Andrew Taylor
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Hot desking in open-plan offices, shared kitchens and crowded lifts are just some of the hazards companies will have to…

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