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France Has Made It A Crime For Your Boss To Email You After Work Hours.

I am assuming that almost all bosses in Nigeria don’t respect the after work hours policy especially when it comes to emails. Well in France, a new law has been passed that makes it  illegal for your employer to email you after working hours, this law was made under “The right to disconnect” amendment.

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However,  only employees that are working in a company with 50 or more workers are covered by this law, which means that if you work at a digital agency with less than 20 staff, you can’t do anything should your employer decides to send an email at 2am in the morning.

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According to Benoit Hamon of the French National Assembly  via  BBC  “All the studies show there is far more work-related stress today than there used to be, and that the stress is constant. Employees physically leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached to a kind of electronic leash— like a dog. The texts, the messages, the emails — they colonize the life of the individual to the point where he or she eventually breaks down.”

Lol @ electronic leash.

Of course, you need not be told that this kind of law can’t see the light of day in a country like Nigeria, if it does, Nigerian bosses will be left with no choice but to redefine the meaning of “work hours” in your contract.

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  1. KingAbsolute May 27, 2016
  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ May 27, 2016
  3. Uke Enun Jnr May 27, 2016
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