An Employee is Refusing to Return to Work in the Office After Working from Home: How do I Handle it?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 22 May 2024
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered: Return to the Office, Remote & Hybrid Working

“Our organisation has been very flexible about allowing employees to work remotely from home since the Pandemic. However, now we want to see employees back in the workplace more regularly and so we have implemented a hybrid working arrangement, with 3 days in and 2 days working remotely each week. A number of employees are refusing to return on that basis and wish to remain fully remote. How does an employer handle an employee’s refusal to return to work in the office after working from home?”


Without a doubt, the Pandemic has brought about huge changes in the way we work and remote working has led to a fundamental shift in how and where work is done, with lasting implications

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This article is correct at 22/05/2024

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