The ‘Twilight’ of Health, Safety, and Well-being of Workers in the Digital Era –Shaping the Right to Disconnect

Stojković-Zlatanović, Sanja and Škobo, Milena (2024) The ‘Twilight’ of Health, Safety, and Well-being of Workers in the Digital Era –Shaping the Right to Disconnect. Journal of Work Health and Safety Regulation.

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The paper examines the theoretical foundations and conceptual framework of the right to disconnect, taking a comprehensive and integrated approach grounded in human rights principles. It explores the impact of psychosocial risks and challenges in the digital era, particularly in relation to occupational mental health, while also acknowledging the specific relevance of the education sector where digitally related burnout is prevalent and the need to ensure the well-being of educators in order to effectively mentor and educate the upcoming cohort of young individuals venturing into the workforce. The objective is to determine whether there is a need for the introduction of new rights or the adaptation of traditional ones in response to the significant transformations brought about by information and communication technologies in the workplace. This raises the question of whether we are witnessing the emergence of a new field of digital labour law, characterised by entirely novel rights and institutions, or if it remains rooted in the same ideological and conceptual foundations, requiring only normative adjustments to address the realities of the digitised world

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Right to Rest and Leisure, Right to Disconnect, Conceptual Framework, Labour Law Issues, Psychosocial Risks, Mental Health Issues, Burnout
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2024 11:38
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 11:38

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