Look at legislation to protect jobs that have had to move to home/remote working

A number of office jobs (particularly local authority) have moved to home working due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

I fear that this will result in businesses looking to reduce workforce with the argument that people will be more productive and able to concentrate more without interruption, distraction etc.

This could have a devastating effect on a high number of people and families who are in this position and could lead to even more burden/additional tasks placed on them, while at the same time having to deal with limited or no office equipment at home, family care duties etc.

The idea is to protect workers during this period by for example setting down rules by which employers have to demonstrate why job losses are taking place if there are IT solutions in place already, with an appropriate appeal process led by an independent body, and implementation of a time limit whereby workers are protected from redundancy or reduction in hours etc during the pandemic period.

Why the contribution is important

To safeguard jobs for Scottish workers and the economy, to preserve their quality of life and mental health.

by GeorgestripeyTT on May 05, 2020 at 02:09PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 0.0
Based on: 0 votes


  • Posted by IndyScot1000 May 07, 2020 at 21:55

    also local authorities can’t surely follow employment and sickness strategy they’ve had in place now?
    this needs changed to allow people perhaps suffering from some symptoms to stay off work and recover properly before feeling bullied into rushing back to work, this applies to private businesses too. we’ve all got to work together and stop finger pointing now .
Log in or register to add comments and rate ideas