Employment law firm GQ|Littler said it was essential employers do all they can to make workplaces Covid-secure for employees, or risk facing employment claims as well as complaints sent to the FCA and enforcement for potential health and safety law breaches. 

GQ|Littler partner Sophie Vanhegan says employers should be prepared for reports by staff if they feel and their employer has not fully complied with government guidance. 

“It is important employers are aware of how potential mistakes could expose them to claims so they can take steps to avoid them. For example, by carefully considering any concerns raised by employees about the safety of their workplace as they would in a normal environment,” she added.