This report shines a light on what may become one of the lasting legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely the growing realisation that exposing young ambitious employees in a professional services environment to self regulation of their own working hours, against the back drop of unrelating work demands, results in a high incidence of burn out and the development of a raft of clinically recognised mental health issues.
Those organisations that fail to take adequate steps to avoid this pattern of unsustainable working hours from being perpetuated, may well find that they are exposed to both legal and reputational damage as the backlash against this form of abuse is only going to increase.
Workplaces that have a high frequency of employees falling ill, with work place stress issues due to excessive work demands, will be exposed to a greater risk of the court imposing liability more readily, as it becomes increasingly foreseeable that a personal injury will be sustained as a result.
Goldman Sachs' junior bankers rebel over '18-hour shifts and low pay' Younger staff in London follow revolt in US offices over remote-working conditions Junior Goldman Sachs staff in london have joined a revolt over working hours and pay during the pandemic. Photograph: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent @kalyeena Wed 24 Mar 2021 06.00 GMT 58 The reputation of Goldman Sachs as the most desirable employer for aspiring investment bankers is at stake. Legendary for its pulling power with the best graduates, the bank is now facing a rebellion in its lower ranks.