While covid-19 continues to force remote work, Europe looks to enforce a right to disconnect
·The Washington Post·Pamela Rolfe, Michael Birnbaum
The “right to disconnect” predated the pandemic in much of Europe. The concept,
first legislated in France in 2017, limits how much employees can be made to
answer phone calls and emails outside working hours. But the massive shift to
remote work this year — and the recognition that office life may never resume as
it was — has Spain, Greece, Ireland and other European countries discussing how
they can preserve worker protections when people are working from home.