Hi OzB community,
I was one of the "lucky" ones to receive a phone call from my employer this week that I am expected back to work from next Monday. The closer I get to tomorrow, the more anxious I get.
Are there any legal ways not to go back to work without getting reprimanded?
My anxiety comes from not understanding how we were all sent home two weeks ago with 100 cases and now we are expected back when the cases have more than doubled. It just doesn't make sense to me. There's no logic to it, all I can see is that construction lobbyists have done a bloody good job.
I am one of these tradies, who spends their day travelling from household to household (3-5 on a normal workday). So there is quite a high risk of getting and spreading the virus.
TLDR: Is there a legal way of not returning to work tomorrow, because I don't feel safe from COVID?