While some people are enjoying working from home, this is not the case for everyone and the negative impacts over several months are taking a toll on some employees.
‘Employers are unsure of their responsibilities for mental health and how to deal with performance issues when the boundary between home and work has become blurred,’ says Gillian Reid, Head of Employment with Pearsons & Ward. ‘They want to know how best to support their employees’ wellbeing while keeping the business on track in difficult times. This includes knowing what questions you can ask, how to address mental health issues, and how to be fair in disciplinary procedures.’
Potential problems arising from homeworking
Homeworking brings a different set of pressures to those in the workplace; a lack of boundaries between home and work, and difficulties in switching…