by Anton Wills-Eve
In France today parliament is debating a new labour law which includes this clause. ‘It will be illegal for employees of companies with over 50 workers to allow them to send or answer work related texts or emails outside normal working hours, especially at home’. The level of work related stress at home is apparently causing serious illnesses throughout the country.
It will probably be passed. Great, good idea, hear hear we cry. But hang on, it’s in France ! Do you know what the law also says?
‘This will be the law of the land, but no company or employee may be prosecuted for breaking it as it is agreed that it will be unenforceable’. (My translation). I love France, always have and as long as they go on passing measures like this I always will!