Disconnecting from work, an issue that should be regulated
Is a worker entitled to disconnect the digital devices that connect him/her to the company after finishing work? In France, the answer is yes. In Spain, it is unclear, due to the lack of regulation.
Since the passing and publication of Law 2016-188 of August 8, 2016 (modifying the Worker’s Code), French law recognizes and structures a worker’s right to digital disconnection from his/her company after finishing work.
The current French Worker’s Code states that employers are required to negotiate: “the implementation of means to regulate the use of digital devices, in order to respect workers’ rest periods and vacation, as well as their personal and family life”.
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