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Home Office Forever? That doesn’t have to be the case, the Munich Regional Labor Court ruled

"According to the decision of the LAG Munich of August 26, 2021 (3 SaGa 13/21), employers may unilaterally order the return from the “home office”. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were numerous discussions about whether there should be a right to fixed days of “home office” or mobile working. By now, a large number of employees is supposedly predominantly working from home. These are largely temporary arrangements that were primarily made for reasons related to COVID-19 and served to protect against infection. Currently, the question arises as to whether employees can be brought back to the office or to the company “just like that”. But at the same time, employees are asking themselves just how long they are actually still allowed (or even obliged) to work from home. Fortunately, the LAG Munich recently made a very clear decision regarding this question."

The article by Dr Dominik Sorber and Laura Anna Hagen was published in the online magazine LabourLawMagazine on 14 December 2021 and can be read here in full.