EU jobs commissioner: Workers must have right to disconnect

Politico (EU) | Feb 14, 2020 at 1:34 PM
  • Workers should have the right to disconnect and not be treated like “robots,” Jobs Commissioner Nicolas Schmit said at a POLITICO event today.
  • This would not necessarily mean Brussels enacting a regulation or directive “but at least we have to push for it,” said Schmit, whose portfolio also covers social rights.
  • France rolled out measures forcing companies to give their workers the right to ignore their smartphones outside work hours in 2017.