Wiesbaden / Frankfurt (dpa / lhe) - According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the reasons for the lack of home office offers in the corona pandemic are wide-ranging.

"They range from inadequate technical prerequisites to a lack of operational regulations for designing the home office to spatial conditions in the private apartment and the lack of social contacts," said a spokeswoman in Wiesbaden.

In addition, there are indications that women in the home office do not have the same conditions as men, especially with regard to the available technology and support from superiors.

There are similar problems for employees with a migration background.

Because of the pandemic, the Federal Ministry of Labor wants to encourage companies to work more from home.

Employers should make it possible to work from home unless there are compelling reasons to the contrary.

It is unclear how many of the last 3.5 million people in employment in Hessen work from home.

Authorities, employment agencies, employers' associations and trade unions cannot provide any information.

The assessments of the remaining home office potential also differ.

"We are observing that it is practiced wherever possible," said Verdi Hessen.

The Ministry of Social Affairs, on the other hand, sees indications that fewer people are currently working from home than during the first lockdown phase.


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