Writing a Right to Disconnect Policy
“With hybrid working the focal point for most, law or no law, having a clear and transparent Right to Disconnect policy in place is essential today to help reinforce a good home-work-life balance and reinforce what the business expects from an employee.”
While we await further news on any official legal Right to Disconnect being included in a forthcoming Employment Bill, our Relationship Director Suzanne Hurndall has been featured in HR Review to discuss how employers can support with the setting of boundaries for remote or hybrid workers, debating why it must first become part of our workplace culture to ensure guidelines are reinforced and followed.
The article discusses the importance of a Right to Disconnect policy being clearly communicated across an organisation, ensuring it is accessible to everyone, no matter location or device. Providing advice, Suzanne covers the three main elements a Policy should capture:
- The right of an employee to not routinely perform work outside normal working hours
- The right for an employee to not be penalised for refusing to work outside normal working hours and
- A duty to respect another person’s right to disconnect
Visit HR Review for the article in full, including how to collaborate with employees and ensure you are keeping culture a key focus – https://www.hrreview.co.uk/analysis/suzanne-hurndall-building-a-right-to-disconnect-policy-into-your-culture