Employees working from home

Employment contracts and working from home

Guide

An employee's place of work is stated in the written statement of their terms and conditions of employment.

When an employee starts working from or at home, it may be necessary to amend the written statement as a result.

You must follow set procedures when changing an employment contract.

See how to change an employee's terms of employment.

The working from home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic are not normally considered to be permanent variations to the contract but post pandemic it may be mutually beneficial for it to become the new normal working arrangement and so it may suit both employer and employee for it to remain in place. See the Labour Relations Agency's (LRA) guide on flexible working.