Poll: Two-thirds of employers against pay cuts for home workers


Employee Benefits poll: Employers have given a clear thumbs down to implementing pay cuts for staff who continue to work from home beyond the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown.

According to Employee Benefits latest survey, two-thirds (67%) of organisations are against reducing the wages of employees who continue to work from home post lockdown, with more than a quarter (27%) believing those individuals should be paid more.

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The research also showed that less than 4% of employers support implementing pay cuts for staff who are working from home following the end of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown, with just under 3% citing that they are unsure at this stage on whether they would do so.

The results are in stark contrast to Facebook’s policy, with the tech giant recently announcing that while staff can continue working from home after restrictions ease and offices open, they may have to pay for this is by receiving a reduced salary.