Just 12% of Irish employers introduce right to disconnect policy

A code of practise launched in 2021 was previously criticised for being ineffectual

Leo Varadkar said the code for the Right to Disconnect would improve work-life balance for employees. Picture:

Just a fraction of employers have implemented a right to disconnect, despite a code being introduced almost two years ago, a new survey has found.

A poll of over 400 employers and over 1,000 employees in Ireland from William Fry, the law firm found 12 per cent have implemented specific policies around the ‘right to disconnect’.

The survey also found many employers have not introduced a range of other working practices, with just 20 per ...