It's kind of funny, when we all worked in offices there are loads of health and safety requirements to do with decent chairs, space, monitors at the right level. We did regular checks to make sure everyone was compliant. All good stuff - anything to prevent the pain and misery of things like back pain.
Now we all work from home and some people are literally lying on their beds with a tiny laptop on their laps.
I wonder if firms might get sued. I haven't heard of anything happening. Obviously when Covid is over, many people will continue to WFH, but firms aren't going to get away with this. I wonder how it will be dealt with.
My niece is a trainee architect for a prestigious Swedish firm in London. The top bosses have all moved home and are now working in their enormous houses in beautiful Swedish countryside and living the dream whilst the lower ranked workers are working in their tiny, shared, rented flats in London. My niece spends nearly 24 hours a day in a tiny room that is her bedroom cum office. There is only room for a bed, she sleeps on it at night and works on it in the day. This is the reality of WFH for a lot of young people in major cities. I'm sure it's the same in New York, Paris or Hong Kong. Maybe in the long run people will move out of the cities, but I'm not convinced.
My company are pretty good - basically telling people they will buy them whatever they need for home.