In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Governments of Canada and British Columbia have urged businesses to be flexible and allow employees to work remotely if they have an ability to do so. With non-essential trips actively discouraged, it is strongly recommended for employees to work from home when possible.
That being said, as with any situation, you cannot make an employee work in conditions they are not willing to. If your business has adapted to a remote working environment, and an in-office work environment is no longer available to your employees, it is your employees’ right to decide whether or not they wish to continue their employment.
To help make the transition to remote working easier, ensure your business is doing everything it can to support these efforts by helping employees set up safe and ergonomic work stations in their home.