The WFH Petition Parliament Roundup

The WFH Petition Parliament Roundup 1
UK Gov Parliament Working From Home Petitions

The Uk Government allows its citizens to petition government on any topic they would like parliament to debate. If the petition hits over 100,000 votes the UK parliament is legally bound to debate it in parliament. We track the latest current Working From Home related petitions currently on the governments petition web site.

Legislate that employers must allow non-essential employees to work from home

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/568968

Since March 2020, the government has advised people to work from home (WFH) in response to COVID-19. However, without being written into official legislation, many non-essential workplaces remain open and flout this advice by refusing to allow screen-based employees to WFH.More details

Accordingly, writing WFH into law for non-essential workplaces – as Scotland has done – would have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19; decrease the risk to public health at this precarious time; offer legal recourse to employees facing disciplinary action for WFH; and be more in the spirit of a national lockdown.

Support Companies and Staff to work from Home with a Work From Home Grant

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/559507

Provide a grant to companies to help them correctly support home workers. Mental health, Physical health, Teambuilding and Support Structures have failed in most companies during this period and with everyone furloughing as many as possible there is no money and very little time to arrange this.More details

We are on a fast track to a country wide mental health breakdown. In Jan 2020 Deloitte released a report stating poor mental health cost the UK economy 45Bn pounds a year, I shudder to think what 2020 will be. Running my own businesses this is a primary concern. Companies need a whole new set of Remote Working tools and skills be successful now and after COVID. We are in a new world and we need to recognise and prepare for this. Business is the economy, give us the correct support please.

Introduce a legal right for employees to work remotely

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/570934

To introduce new laws to provide employees with the legal right to work from home where this is practical, with employers only able to refuse requests to work remotely with good reason.More details

Covid-19 brought about a change in our working lives like we have never experienced before. For those who enjoy the new work life balance, less stress and expenses linked to the everyday commute, the possibility to work in the comfort of their home, to move to parts of the country that are cheaper, less crowded and less polluted and more time for themselves and those they love, this petition asks the Government to enshrine in law the right of employees to work from home.

Introduce a legal right for employees to work remotely

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/570934

To introduce new laws to provide employees with the legal right to work from home where this is practical, with employers only able to refuse requests to work remotely with good reason.More details

Covid-19 brought about a change in our working lives like we have never experienced before. For those who enjoy the new work life balance, less stress and expenses linked to the everyday commute, the possibility to work in the comfort of their home, to move to parts of the country that are cheaper, less crowded and less polluted and more time for themselves and those they love, this petition asks the Government to enshrine in law the right of employees to work from home.

Make working from home a legal right for disabled workers

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/588392

The Government should give disabled employees the legal right to work from home for office-based job roles and/or where no genuine occupational requirement (GOR) is in place to require an employee to be on site.More details

Reducing barriers to work for disabled people should improve their personal wellbeing and could boost GDP. A 2017 Government white paper stated that finding work for an additional 1% of disabled workers would save the Exchequer £240 million, and provide a boost to the economy of £260 million. 

By making it a legal right for non-GOR roles to work from home it is hoped that economic inactivity for 3.6 million disabled people can be reduced, in the spirit of the Equality Act.

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