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The Right to Disconnect – 1-Hour Webinar



Email and mobile phones have created ease of contact and with it, blurred parameters of working time. Remote working arrangements have highlighted this issue and the need for legislative guidance on the right to disconnect was highlighted in the Government’s National Remote Work Strategy ‘Making Remote Work’ which was published in January this year. In response to the contents of that report, the Workplace Relations Commission published a Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect on 1 April 2021.

This one hour online seminar will enable participants to:

  • Understand the law in relation to right to disconnect, the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the new Code;
  • Consider employer obligations with regard to providing a safe system of work and managing working time;
  • Learn of employee rights in relation to working time and the right to disconnect;
  • Examine the guidelines laid out in the new Code of Practice for employers and employees on the right to disconnect.
  • Consider practical mechanisms for the review of current practices and the implementation of best practice


Course Trainer

Sharon Dillon Lyons - Certificate in Public Law - 5 & 6 February 2020

Sharon Dillon-Lyons is a Barrister-at-Law. She practises in civil litigation including tort and contract law. She has experience working in policy and compliance with non-governmental organisations; specifically legal duties of bodies including legislative compliance with data protection, freedom of information and health and safety. She also has experience of best practice tools to monitor implementation of policies, procedures and compliance with legal and contractual obligations.



Full Course Details

Title: The Right to Disconnect – 1-Hour Webinar
Date: Tuesday 28th September 2021
Time: 1 CPD Hours
CPD: 15 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €95


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.



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