The COVID-19 pandemic has led to working from home (WFH) as an option. Recently, according to the reports, an Australian man who worked as a financial planner for the Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) has sued his employer for working from home.
The reports suggested that the bank after shutting its retail financing planning arm offered the employee to work from home permanently. Initially, he accepted the offer of work-from-home (WFH).
However, later he withdrew his acceptance of working from home. He further mentioned that working from home will intervene in his personal life.
Additionally, he explained that working from home (WFH) option will lead to tensions with other family members. He also stated that his client base will diminish gradually in size if he works from home.
The employee also explained that his home is not designed to work from home. However, he has been associated with the bank for two decades.
Initially, he had requested his redundancy pay from the Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA). But the bank had refused to pay if he didn’t work from home.
The employee is now asking for AUD $172,000 (Rs 95,41,114) in redundancy pay, interest payments, and civil penalties from CBA.