Despite the unprecedented nature of the virus and the risks associated with it, the obligations owed by employers to employees have not drastically changed.
Employers have the duty to safeguard, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees and other persons. A failure to do so may give rise to criminal enforcement action and/ or compensation claims under civil law.
Kizzy Augustin will address the Wandsworth Coronavirus Business Forum on Wednesday 10 June to cover:
- the legal health and safety obligations of employers and employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- the reporting of Covid-19 related incidents and the potential implications if an employee develops symptoms or contracts the virus.
- employee mental health and wellbeing while they are working from home.
- Top tips for returning to work safely and in line with government guidance
Kizzy is a partner in the fraud and criminal litigation team, specialising in health and safety.
Kizzy is a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience. She appears regularly as an advocate in court proceedings, employment tribunals (for appealing Improvement and Prohibition notices) and Coroners' inquests.