In a post-pandemic era and the return to work, many questions are being asked by employers and employees especially regarding their right to decide between working remotely or working from the office.
Changes in workplace structures as a result of COVID-19 are being referred to as “hybrid” workplaces, meaning that the workplace has different physical arrangements, different scheduling and communications, for example. Employers must understand the difficulties for employees adjusting to workplace changes.
On April 1, 2021, Statistics Canada released a report regarding working from home and worker productivity. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant increase in telework that has taken place since mid-March 2020, the report focused on questions involving the extent of productivity, barriers to productivity, and preferences concerning post-pandemic work.