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Employee who may have been in contact with swine flu is asked to work from home

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Taylor Made Computer Solutions has asked a member of staff to work from home for a week to minimise the chances of staff and customers contracting swine flu.

The employee, who is a manager at the Hampshire-based firm, recently arrived back from a two-week holiday in Mexico and, although he is displaying no symptoms of the disease, the company asked him to work from home until the incubation period of the illness has passed.

Ian Lockwood, commercial director at Taylor Made Computer Solutions, told HR magazine: "We regularly allow staff to work flexibly or work from home. In this case, the staff-member is not showing any signs of flu, but in the office he would be in contact with staff and customers, so we just don't want to take any chances. At the moment he is happily working away and accessing our systems remotely."

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