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Webinar recording: FWOW – The need to connect in the office vs the right to disconnect – how to square the circle

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24/09/2021

Walker Morris’ Employment team recently held a webinar examining the difficult interplay between the obvious desire to secure employee mental health and the sometimes competing business demands.

With a new Employment Bill expected later this year, some unions are trying to ensure a “right to disconnect” is included – a legal right for employees to switch off from work (and related devices) to aid mental health.  In this webinar we discussed whether such a system could also be counter-productive to flexible working.

We were joined by Catherine O’Flynn, Partner, from William Fry LLP in Dublin, who shares some experiences following the introduction of similar laws in Ireland in April of this year.

Watch the video here:

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