The Brief – The sacred right to disconnect

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for an EU law that grants workers a new human right: to be free to digitally disconnect from work without facing any negative repercussions from employers.

The move seems timely. Since the COVID crisis started, many of us have transformed our homes into offices. [You may have heard the new saying “I no longer work from home, I live at work”.]

The delimitation that previously existed between working hours and free time is blurred. Also, there is little difference between working days and holidays, since we are unable to take a city trip, go to a concert or invite guests to our home.

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