Whether you're considering or introducing hybrid working, or if it's already in place, you should make sure you treat staff fairly and equally.
Wherever an employee is working, you should give them access to the same:
- support, including access to their representatives (for example, a recognised trade union)
- opportunities for training, development and promotion
Line managers should communicate regularly with everyone they manage. An employee should not miss out on anything because of where they work.
Discrimination and the law
You must not disadvantage an employee because of a 'protected characteristic' – for example, if they are older or disabled.
You must not implement a policy or practice which has a disproportionate impact on people with a protected characteristic unless you can prove a good business reason ('objective justification').
If an employee is disabled, you must make reasonable adjustments when they are in the workplace and working remotely.