Choice of Workplace as a Guaranteed Right of an Employee in the Post-COVID World
Keywords:Employment Law, Pandemic, Distance Work, Workplace
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, humanity has been forced to reduce the instances of leaving one’s home. This has caused a number of employees to commence fulfilling their employment obligations via distance work, a development that, many feel, has been a positive for them. At the same time, a position has emerged, that the chance for the employees to work from home has not, in fact, adversely impacted the employers in a significant way. In light of this, the discussion that has begun heating up is whether it would be beneficial to keep such a status-quo even after the pandemic has subsided.
The present article discusses exactly such a possibility. It considers ensuring a guaranteed right for the employee to work from home (or any different locale of their choice). With such a change in place, it may indeed become possible to retain a rare positive aspect of the pandemic and to make a step in the right direction, in the pursuit of better regulation for employment relationships.
The primary subject studied by the article at hand is that of regulating distance work, as well as the associated matters thereto, such as employee rights and contract autonomy.
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