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Different businesses will face different challenges as the lock down restrictions are eased. These will range from getting staff back into the workplace, whether returning from furlough leave or from home working, to decisions around cutting costs and redundancies.
Employers will also need to consider the potential discrimination issues surrounding returning to work, particularly relating to: employees with primary child-caring responsibilities; vulnerable employees; those with mental health issues; demographics who are more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus.
But common to all employers as they plan their exit from lock down will be following the most up to date government and public health guidance and making sure health and safety considerations are top of the agenda. Employers will also be under pressure to consider whether new ways of working such as home working or different working hours are needed to comply with their health and safety obligations and government guidance.
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