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A right to disconnect from work should not stretch to the private sector


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Matthew Lesh writes for The Telegraph

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Matthew Lesh writes for Conservative Home

Len Shackleton comments for BBC News

Len Shackleton, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow, has commented on the right to disconnect, a principle that prohibits employers from contacting workers outside of normal office hours.

In Belgium, there are plans to extend this right from the civil service, which will come into force on February 1st, to the private sector.

Len argued that such a move would only serve to provide more unnecessary regulation to the world of work.

“Restrictions on contacting workers outside fixed hours is just a further dose of regulation.” 

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