The right to disconnect: a mock-trial

Step into the virtual courtroom for a captivating mock-trial at the Fair Work Commission! Witness a fictional case where an employee faces continuous after-hours contact from their manager, prompting concerns about the new "right to disconnect" laws.
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The recent “right to disconnect” laws raise questions about what is reasonable contact outside of work hours, and concerns by employers about their liability. This event provides an illustration of how the right to disconnect laws might play out.

Grab a virtual seat in this mock-trial at the (pretend) Fair Work Commission!

In this fictional case, an employee (‘Ana’) is ignoring continuous phone calls and emails from her new manager, which are made after work hours. Ana has been threatened by her manager that she may be demoted and removed from a major work project if she doesn’t answer these phone calls and emails because it shows she ‘isn’t capable of putting in some extra work’.

Ana has made a stop order application, to stop her employer from continually contacting her after work hours.

Join this mock-trial to hear expert insights on the legislated new right to disconnect or “switch off” from work. 

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Law Institute of Victoria

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