The Right To Disconnect – What Is It And Do I Need A Policy?

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 9 September 2021
Leeanne Armstrong
Issues covered: Wellbeing; Right to Disconnect; Hybrid Working; Remote Working; Agile Working

At a time when flexible and hybrid working arrangements are becoming more prevalent, employee working practices and wellbeing have risen up senior management agendas and work-life balance as an issue is gaining more attention than ever. 

There are many facets to a discussion on what work-life balance is, and indeed how it can be best achieved. In this feature, we look at the concept of a “right to disconnect” – which many countries have passed into law and this year the Republic of Ireland (ROI) introduced as a Code of Practice – and what steps employers can take to apply the principles and ethos of a right to disconnect. 

Remote Working And Work/Life Blur 

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This article is correct at 09/09/2021

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