ASOS & Amazon | Firms embroiled in health & safety probes

Firms embroiled in health & safety probes

While in the workplace, employers have a duty of care to all staff. This, according to Acas, means that ‘they should take all steps which are reasonably possible to ensure their health, safety and wellbeing’. This has never been more prevalent than today as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the world of work. Where possible, the UK PM has instructed all employers to allow staff to work from home, except for key workers including those in healthcare, education, food retail or local and national Government who are still able to go into their place of work. However, some employers have been accused of neglecting the health and safety of their staff. According to the Independent, eCommerce giant Amazon could face legal action by the New York’s Attorney General after...

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