Power company PacifiCorp told employees at its Lloyd District headquarters in Portland that they had to return to the office full time by June 1 or receive a pay cut, Oregon Live reported.
Those who did not return to the office would have their pay reduced by 10 percent, the report said. The move angered several employees, who had to make decisions within two weeks, it added.
The company previously praised its employees for their productivity while working from home, raising confusion as to why they were required to return to the office, Oregon Live reported, citing an unidentified employee. The headquarters employs about 1,000 people and some had been working in person voluntarily.
“Starting Tuesday, June 1, all employees should begin working in the office in accordance with our flexible work policies and office protocols,” Stefan Bird, CEO of Pacific Power, the subdivision of PacifiCorp serving Oregon, Washington and California, wrote to employees, according to Oregon Live.