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I need to provide a picture of my desk and chair at home along with 2 page long form before I can be granted a right to work from home ( This implies that whenever I work from home I have to sit at that desk on that very chair ). That is the new policy decided by culture council.
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That you are going to do this in a professional manner, rather than taking your lappie to bed with you? It also may be an "Elf and Softy" matter - checking that your new working environment is suitableabd safe, so you don't sue the company later.
Still stupid though ... How will they know it's not a stock picture from t'interwebs?
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You were spot-on about the workplace safety thing in not taking the laptop to bed.
I contracted for one of the major banks here, and the form we'd sign to work from home specifies that they could send someone in person during working hours on the bank's behalf to examine your setup at home! Word was that they actually do a couple of these things once every six months or so.
If someone was found sitting on a mattress and working, they would lose their privilege to work from home.
Labor laws in Australia require that an employer provide the employees a safe workplace. By allowing you to work from home, they're burdened with the responsibility of ensuring that your setup at home is safe. At least to an extent that you won't cause yourself some sort of injury (RSI?) while working from home.
They'd possibly be looking at desk height, ergonomics of the chair, etc. and see if you have a comfortable keyboard and mouse if you're going to use a laptop for extended periods of time. Remember that if you injure yourself while working from home, they're responsible for that as you were working for them at the time.
I think very little is being asked of you in exchange for the freedom of working from home. Remember - your employer has FAR better things to do (like making money) than ensuring you'll work safely at home.
Nobody is forcing you to fill those forms - you could do them if you'd like to work from home, or go to work every day. It's not a right, but a privilege to work from home, so quit whining at once.
A few months after I was diagnosed, the place I was working allowed me a trial return to work, working from home. It didn't work out - I was still unable to complete the work in a timely manner - but before they allowed it, the sent a person out to examine my home working environment. Not only the desk and the chair had to be good, the lighting was important, the work area had to be free from obstacles, and I needed fast access to first aid and a fire extinguisher. Apparently, if there are any accidents or injuries while working from home, the employer is still responsible.
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