What happens at home is now your bosses’ concern

Computer on desk in a business

A recent NSW Supreme Court case has found that an employer can be held responsible for family violence when staff work from home.

“It’s an area that employers have been reluctant to get involved in – what happens at home, stays at home, and the two shall never meet,” said Tammy Tansley – HR, Leadership and Workplace Culture expert.

“In this case, the employer was found to be liable for the actions of an employee who killed his de facto partner whilst both were working from home.”

“Given it’s estimated that up to 30% of employees will continue to work remotely/flexibly on an ongoing basis, considering the home as part of the workplace is something employers will need to get their heads around.”