The Ministry of Labour yesterday published a guide for action in the workplace with a series of recommendations about the coronavirus.
Each case is different and we recommend that you talk to your account manager in the workplace to see your specific case, but in general you should take into account:
The employer must provide reasonable and necessary means to prevent infection, for example: – Bathrooms in working order and available with soap, running water and a hygienic means of drying. – Alcoholic gel in situations where hand washing cannot be done with soap and water. – A clear protocol to be followed in case a worker has symptoms. – In cases where teleworking is a possibility, we recommend verifying that the staff has the necessary technical means to minimise the impact on production in case of quarantine. It is advisable to carry out a simulation exercise. – Analyse the impact on revenue and sales in time to plan and adjust.
There are thorny points and unanswered questions related to the shutdown of the company, for example:
Can the company force holidays to compensate for the loss of production or must it do an ERE? Is the quarantine of the workforce without the possibility of teleworking grounds for an ERE? Who should pay for these 15 days of quarantine? Should quarantine be immediately translated into medical leave?
Severe criticisms have already emerged stating that some of the Ministry’s recommendations or measures are not fully in line with the law, doubts that are expected to be resolved in the coming days.
Whether you are an employer or an employee, do not hesitate to consult our team for a clear plan and strategy to minimise the impact of the coronavirus on your work and results by following these coronavirus recommendations.