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The Campaign, ‘Right To Disconnect’ Gained Traction

There are calls for employees in the United Kingdom to be given the ‘right to disconnect’ from work, as the boundary between business and pleasure is currently blurred. 


With remote working becoming the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Prospect is calling on the government to use the forthcoming Employment Bill to give employees the right to switch off when they want to. They want firms to be legally required to negotiate with staff about when they can and cannot be contacted for work purposes that would greatly benefit the employee’s work-life balance.


Andrew Pakes, Prospect Research Director, said, “Including a right to disconnect in the Employment Bill would be a big step in redrawing the blurred boundary between home and work.”