Employees will now expect the right to disconnect

The genie is out of the bottle on remote working now, so the law will have to catch up and provide clarity on the issue

9th May, 2021
Employees will now expect the right to disconnect
Marc Fitzgibbon, head of employment law, Lavelle Partners

With the onset of the pandemic last year, employment lawyers saw an immediate and dramatic increase in work, said Marc Fitzgibbon, head of employment law at Lavelle Partners.

“There was a rush of enquiries relating to lay-offs, and short-time working. The government acted quickly by implementing legislation to put supports such as the TWSS and PUP in place and later EWSS and government loans, grants and schemes. The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19)...

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