So my workplace sent an email 2 weeks ago saying it’s voluntary to come into the office. Now suddenly people who are one level above me are saying I HAVE to come in alternating days(not even weeks!). Do I have the right to refuse and stay working from home? What’s a good way to get out of this.

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1. Who sent the email saying it's voluntary 2. What location are you in 3. What are the safety measurements in place at office 4. Do you have a manager/ partner/ omp with a good relationship you feel comfortable escalating this to? If so, make sure you get this in writing and send to them (email person who is mandating this, "hi xxx I hope you're doing well and staying safe. I know we've been working from home for the past few weeks and saw an email from xx recently saying that coming into the office is voluntary. Just confirming whether I understood you correctly that coming in is no longer voluntary, and I am expected in office xx days a week. This is not something I am comfortable with health wise, so if it is now a requirement please let me know so we can discuss further. Have a great day! - me")

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Awesome! Yeah I don't think anyone wants to be known as that person in this time. And generally ppl all the way at the top are reasonable

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