Bosses shouldn't force their staff to travel if it’s not safe – particularly if they live in rural or isolated areas. When the snow causes problems on the roads and trains, it's common sense for bosses to let staff who can work from home. Better than struggling with a lengthy and potentially dangerous commute.
Many employers have ‘bad weather’ policies in place so staff know what to do. These policies should set out what is expected of staff and what they should do when snow, ice and a lack of public transport prevents them getting to work. Policies should also cover what parents should do if schools close and they have no alternative childcare.
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