Jennifer Cashman's Annual Review - Q&A Follow Up

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 26 January 2023
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered: Remote/Flexible/Domestic Violence Leave; Retirement

Remote/Flexible/Domestic Violence Leave

1. How will that work for specialist (e.g., Nursing, Doctors, etc.) if it applies to all workers?

[I believe this relates to right to request flexible working]

The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 provides that employees have the right to request remote/flexible working. This is simply a right to request, i.e., an employer may refuse.

2. If someone is injured at home, who is liable?

Presumably where the injury is work related, e.g., tripping over a laptop charger.

Relevant legislation: Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

‘Place of work’ is defined as any place where work is carried out, whether occasionally or

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