Eurofound new report – The right to disconnect
Eurofound´s new study shows that teleworkers are twice as likely to exceed the 48-hour working time limit, take insufficient rest, and work in their free time, with negative consequences on their physical and mental health.
With the exponential growth in teleworking brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been calls for a ‘right to disconnect’ and many countries have enshrined this right in their legislation.
Eurofound´s recent report Right to disconnect: Exploring company practices analyses the right to “disengage from work and work-related electronic communications, such as emails or other messages, during non-work hours” and the evidence around its impact on workers’ health. The report is based on case studies that chart the implementation and consequences of the right to disconnect at the workplace level.