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Due to covid19,in our dept of 12 people, we alternatively working from home, that mean in a sub-dept of four, two work from home and two work in office alternatively.
my back up person (my manager) works from home everyday, that mean I have to work everyday. the other two teammates don't cover for me.
is this consider a constructive dismissal if I don't agree,
I have been there almost 30 years but still hold a junior position.
Thank you.

Hello, and thank you for your question.

We appreciate that this is a very concerning time for everybody, and certainly sympathize with the fact that it appears unfair your co-workers are able to work on a rotating schedule between home and work, while you strictly work from the office.

That said, because you previously worked from the office on a full time basis (prior to the emergence of Covid-19), and continue to do so now, there has not been a fundamental change to the terms of your employment that would give rise to a claim for constructive dismissal.

If you have concerns regarding your safety, or if you are placed on a temporary layoff, terminated, or the employer decreases your hours/salary, please give us a call at the number below. We would be happy to discuss any of your concerns
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