YES. It’s the solution to multiple things:
• First, it addresses the very real reality that on-site workers end up needing to use more sick days because they don’t have the option of working from home while sick that some of their colleagues have. (They also might be more likely to get sick in the first place, since they’re coming to work and getting exposed to other people who are in the same situation they are.)
• Second, it will help keep germs out of your workplace, thereby keeping other people able to come to work and continue doing their jobs. That’s a win for the everyone, including your employer.
Third, it recognizes the different burden put on on-site workers, and could be a real step toward easing some of the understandable resentment some on-site workers have developed toward remote colleagues over the last few years.
Every employer with a mix of workers where some can work from home and some can’t should offer extra paid days off to their on-site employees.
Courtesy AskAManager.com. By Alison Green. Full article available here.