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My office is freezing! Do I have to stay at work without heating?

It's not as if winter doesn't come every year, so employers should be anticipating possible problems. If a workshop is cold, then a simple loss of your grip could mean the loss of your finger. Or, in an office, a cold environment could mean a loss of concentration for the staff. So not providing a good working temperature to save a few pennies could cost the boss dearly.

Plus of course your employer would be breaking the law by letting the temperature drop. There is a minimum temperature below which your employer needs to take action, or send you somewhere warmer (like home). The law on minimum temperatures is clear and unambiguous – at least 13oC for strenuous work, 16oC generally.