I am medically exempt from wearing a mask. Does my employer now have to approve working from home?
Medical exemption from mask-wearing is subject to the Safe Transition Direction. Following the government's announcement of a return to workplaces, approved working from home arrangements are within the discretion of each employer based on the individual circumstances of the employee. If an employee is medically exempt from wearing a mask, their medical circumstances may also support work from home arrangements during the period of restriction. Employees should contact their direct supervisor to negotiate appropriate working arrangements to accommodate their medical needs. Your union delegate may be able to assist you with appealing work from home arrangements that have been declined in these circumstances.