According to Bloomberg News, tensions are brewing at work between employees who have returned to the office and those who have continued to work from home, according to a survey of 3,500 US workers conducted by a firm that performs employee background checks.
As part of this survey, almost seventy-five percent of respondents said companies should pay in-office employees more than their work-from home counterparts. The survey also shows that another concern between remote vs. in office employees is the favoritism Managers may show towards those physically in the workplace. The prospects of career advancement are deemed favorable for those in person employees over remote ones. Additionally, in the event of a downturn, according to the survey, remote workers felt more vulnerable as the first to be let go in the event of a recession and layoffs.
If you are an employer that has not adopted a written policy articulating the Company’s remote vs in person workplace expectations, the attorneys at Outside Legal Counsel LLP can help. The adoption of this type of policy can go a long way in making sure that not only are you communicating effectively on a matter that could help retain or attract talented employees, you are also protecting against claims of disparate treatment under a myriad of labor and employment laws.
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