In the age of the smartphone, it’s often hard to switch off after work. While ‘right to disconnect’ legislation is welcome, it’s not enough…
Changes proposed to France’s famously inflexible employment laws by French president François Hollande prompted an outcry among students and unionists and even the barricading of schools by pupils. But among the raft of changes to working practices is the liberating notion that employees should have the right to disconnect: to ignore emails from employers during evenings and weekends so that time with friends and family is not affected by work distractions or feelings of guilt.
As far as it goes
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