Recently Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews took a swipe at a Melbourne law firm for not allowing their staff to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Age reported that WorkSafe is investigating a law firm where six lawyers tested positive to coronavirus amid complaints from staff who say they were still working in the office through the pandemic. The Age goes on to report that junior and senior staff felt pressured to work from the Collins Street office. One employee said they received a call during the first stage three lockdown asking them to come back into the office and felt uncomfortable with the arrangement. Another employee said junior lawyers, including graduates, were encouraged to work from the office. “They’re on one-year contracts. They have to prove themselves and justify their existence,” they said.