I hope everyone out there is staying healthy and safe in these challenging times.
I have a question around people’s workplace policies during the pandemic.
I work for a large energy company and my job is essential to public safety. There is no opportunity to perform the work remotely and there is a requirement to interact with staff and potentially the public.
My employer is currently offering 4 weeks of paid leave for any employee that requires it during the pandemic. Given the peak of the pandemic isn’t expected for some time I do not want to take the 4 weeks now.
Does anyone have any experience with being high risk and being forced to work? Any strategies to keep yourself safe?
Unfortunately the employer will not lay me off. I am not sure if I should consider asking a doctor for a medical note stating I am not fit to work right now?
Thanks in advance for the responses.