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Q. Definitions


The term ‘right to disconnect’ refers to the following:

  • The right of an employee to not have to routinely perform work outside their normal working hours (including refraining from engaging in work-related emails, telephone calls, or social media messages);


  • The right not to be penalised for refusing to attend to work matters outside of normal working hours; and


  • The duty to respect another person’s right to disconnect (for example: by not routinely emailing, social media messaging or calling outside normal working hours).


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