Instacart will require about 100 junior-level workers to return to the office three days a week starting in September while managers will continue to perform their jobs remotely, The Verge wrote.
The central operations team, which has been working remotely for the past year because of the pandemic, must return to the office at least part of the time and were not told why, the report said, citing unnamed employees at the firm. About 70 percent of the online grocery-delivery platform’s workforce will continue to work remotely, The Verge said.
The move creates a “power imbalance” regarding Instacart’s remote-work policy, as entry-level workers’ roles are “easily replaceable,” giving workers little leverage to challenge the policy, an employee told the publication.
Tension between employees and management likely will occur in many tech companies as offices begin to reopen, the news site wrote.