The right to disconnect

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 6 December 2019
Deirdre Crowley
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In an age where an “always on” culture is now the established norm, recognition of an employee’s right to disconnect is steadily growing traction across the globe. Ireland is no exception.

In this article, Deirdre Crowley and Rachel Kenny, Matheson, look at the fine line between facilitating requests for access to more flexible working hours and staying on the right side of working time obligations. Lessons learned from the recent Kepak case dealing with these issues is considered and an overview of the legal steps being taken by Minister Humphries in elevating the right to disconnect to a statutory footing are examined. Finally, the take home message is that compliance in this area depends

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