Rules, rights and responsibilities: who will keep us safe at work?

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Duration: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Status: Completed

Since the UK lockdown began at the end of March, the difference between government recommendations and government rules hasn’t always been clear – nor has how new ‘recommendations’ or rules’ intersect with the rights and regulations already enshrined in law. This lack of clarity allows for unscrupulous behaviour to thrive unchecked. Business owners desperate to re-open after lockdown are already clashing with employees fearful to return, but fearful of losing their job if they don’t. Who is holding employers to account? What recourse do workers have if they feel they’re being forced to work unsafely? What’s the role of the HR and facilities teams, the unions, employment lawyers and even law enforcement?

Chair: James Harding, Editor and co-founder, Tortoise

Special guests include

Tracey Hudson, Executive Director, HR Dept.

Enrico Sanna, co-founder and CEO, Fora

Gavin Davies, Senior Organiser, GMB London Region