An Employer’s Duty of Care and Coronavirus COVID-19

Mar 8, 2020

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Episode 61 of Live

Well it has been an interesting week. We were all set to head for Olympia and the biggest event in the bookcareers calendar. Instead we’re still reeling from the Book Fair being cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19.

Before the LBF was cancelled, a number of publishers had already withdrawn from the exhibition, stating they had a duty of care to their employees. So what is a duty of care?

In this episode of bookcareers Live we are in discussion with Nancy Roberts from Umbrella Analytics about what a duty of care means for both employers and employees. With the ongoing concerns for Coronavirus, how does an employer support their staff? What are the best ways for an employee to raise concerns with an employer? What could be the implications going forward? Is now the time that reluctant publishers will finally embrace remote working? You’ll find some of the answers in this episode.

You can find Nancy on Twitter @umbrelladata. Further information for employers and employees on Coronavirus COVID-19 can be found here.

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