Whose responsibility is it to make a workplace corona-safe? - React News

Jason Hunter, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Jason Hunter
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Last week, the Government made various announcements and issued guidance intended to start the slow process of getting the country back on its feet. Inevitably, there was some criticism about a lack of clarity in certain respects, or that what had been said raised more questions than it answered.

There are all manner of problems being considered and resolved. In the context of the workplace (the office, the shop, the shopping centre etc), there is specific Government guidance.

This guidance is intended to help employers achieve a safe place for their employees and customers to work and visit. It discusses measures like the use of floor tape, office layouts, the use of office facilities and equipment and so on. It does, however, give rise to a number of questions.

Jason Hunter reflects in React News on who is responsible for the provision of a corona-safe work environment: the landlord or the occupier?

Whose responsibility is it to make a workplace corona-safe? is available to read on the React News website via subscription.

Jason is a partner and head of the property and housing litigation team, specialising in the avoidance or resolution of property disputes (using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or litigation).

He advises on all areas of property litigation, including landlord and tenant law (residential, mixed use and commercial) and property disputes about boundaries, party walls, restrictive covenants, trespass, rights of way, and rights of light.

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