Can I direct an employee to work at a different location?

Yes. You can direct employees to work at a different location (including at home), so long as

  • the place is suitable for the employee’s duties; and
  • if the place is not the employee’s home—the place does not require the employee to travel a distance that is unreasonable in all the circumstances, including the circumstances surrounding the COVID‑19 pandemic; and
  • the performance of the employee’s duties at the place is safe, having regard to (without limitation) the nature and spread of COVID‑19 and reasonably within the scope of the employer’s business operations.