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Rules, rights and responsibilities: who will keep us safe at work?
Jul 08
Rules, rights and responsibilities: who will keep us safe at work?



How can we ensure employees aren't forced to pick between their health, and their jobs?

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Since the UK lockdown began at the end of March, the difference between government recommendations and government rules hasn’t always been clear - nor has how new ‘recommendations’ or rules’ intersect with the rights and regulations already enshrined in law. This lack of clarity allows for unscrupulous behaviour to thrive unchecked. Business owners desperate to re-open after lockdown are already clashing with employees fearful to return, but fearful of losing their job if they don’t. Who is holding employers to account? What recourse do workers have if they feel they’re being forced to work unsafely? What’s the role of the HR and facilities teams, the unions, employment lawyers and even law enforcement?

With: Enrico Sanna, CEO of Fora; Sarah Albon, CEO of the Health and Safety Executive; Penny Robinson, GMB London Regional President.

Chair: James Harding, Editor and Co-founder, Tortoise

How does a digital ThinkIn work?

A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.

The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world.

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?

A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

Date And Time

Wed, 8 July 2020 18:30 - 19:30


Online Event