A safe WFH workplace

Companies have a duty to provide a safe working environment to their employees.

Before the pandemic, this meant that companies ensured their facilities were safe. It also meant that the odd employees who worked from home (WFH) where often on their own.

What does it mean now for companies that have tens, thousands or even tens of thousands of employees working from home? What is the corporate responsibility when we see a surge in physical threats to executives and rank-in-file employees alike, usually for taking a stand on social issues (or for not taking a stand)?

Some companies started to offer ergo-perks to their WFH employees, like office chairs and monitors. Should they also offer alarm system installation and security patrols?

The answer may be case-specific, but the question is worth asking.

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