The World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Employers are now facing hard choices as to how to protect their workforce, clients and business in this increasingly anxious climate.
Employers who fail to take adequate precautions may face legal and/or regulatory action, and risk long-term reputational damage.
Key questions for employers include: what do we do with our staff? What if they don’t want to come into work for fear of infection? Can rosters be changed to limit transmission of the virus? Should staff be sent home? If so, should they be paid?