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Hi thank you for your enquiry and patience
If he has worked for the employer for at least 2 years and he can show that the safety conditions are not conducive and that their lives are being put at risk by sharing equipment and not being provided with the sanitising equipment then yes he can rely on section 44 of the employees rights act 1996.
Without symptoms of the coronavirus and without proving they have been in contact with someone infected if Argos has remained open and classed as key then he cant just self-isolate without risking disciplinary action.
I hope this helps and I would be grateful for your rating at your earliest convenience. All the best
Hi, thank you I went off line at 19:45.
If work knows that he has asthma have they not classed him as vulnerable and at high risk?
If he is not returning and he is opting to say working conditions have forced him to quit work then he would be claiming constructive dismissal and he would not be receiving pay whilst he is pursuing his claim because he will be effectively saying her has been dismissed. If he does not have symptoms, and does not live with someone at risk and his asthma does not make him vulnerable or at high risk then to not go to work and to say he will return when he feels its safe to do so will definitely result in disciplinary action because that would be unauthorised absence. He can then defend his decision on the basis of section 44 which if not accepted and he is dismissed he can claim unfair dismissal
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Hi that makes a lot of sense and will be handy should the employer want to accuse him of walking out for no valid reason. All the best