On 10 May, the Government switched from saying people should go to work “if they must” to actively encouraging some groups to go into work. However, for some people the guidance is not helpful.

Employment law protects vulnerable people, but the options are less extensive for many individuals, like those who live with a person who is more at risk from Covid-19. So, what rights do employees have as the slow but inexorable return to the workplace begins?

Kizzy Augustin emphasises in Property Week the importance for employers to do everything in their power to safeguard their employees in the workplace. 

Employers balance return to work with staff safeguarding is available to read on the Property Week website via subscription. 

Kizzy is a partner in the fraud and criminal litigation team, specialising in health and safety

She has significant experience in defending companies, senior directors and employees in corporate manslaughter and serious fire/health and safety prosecutions. Kizzy has a particular interest in the law relating to directors' health and safety duties and health and safety issues within the construction, care homes, environmental, manufacturing, fire, rail and retail industries.