UK workers need right to disconnect amid ‘overtime epidemic’, says report

Research by thinktank finds women’s mental health particularly affected as home working increases

Covid working from home has caused an “epidemic of hidden overtime” that particularly affects women, leading to a need for new “right to disconnect” laws, according a report from Autonomy thinktank.

The organisation said unpaid labour was a growing problem in the age of increased home working, with women at a greater risk of negative health impacts and mental distress.

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Category: Mental Health