My company traditionally has required people in my position to work from an office. Home work was viewed as incompatible with my position.
Since COVID hit it, the company have actually been really great about it, and it has been strongly recommended that we work from home. They have also supplied us with appropriate tools to do so, and even contributed towards internet costs.
There are rumours that soon they will close our office location, and everyone will be migrated to a work from home contract.
Whilst I completely understand the attractions of that to many people, the thought of having to work from home in the long-term fills me with dread. Since our office reopened with limited capacity last summer, I will tend to work out of the office, even though often (at least three days out of five) I am the only person working there. I find that I am more productive with that level of distance from my home, and fewer distractions.
What are my legal rights here? Can I compel my company to provide an office, or make me redundant, since the job I was employed for (go to this office and do this thing) no longer exists.
Country: Germany Industry: Software.