THE WHAT? L’Oréal is said to be ordering its staff back to the office, despite widespread advice to work from home where possible to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report published by Page Six, quoting Estee Laundry as its source.
THE DETAILS Those who wish to continue remote working are being asked to grant the French beauty giant access to their medical records, Page Six alleges. Stories posted by the Instagram-based industry watchdog suggest that this policy isn’t limited to one single territory.
THE WHY? Estee Laundry’s stories, which are made up of DMs from fellow social media users claiming to be disgruntled employees suggest that L’Oréal is hoping to encourage everyone back to the office. It’s unclear why, in 2020, with close-to six months of remote working under their belt already and unrivalled telecommunications, office-working is required – especially when many large multinationals – Twitter is one of many – have said that employees need never resume the commute.