'Hidden overtime' | Overwork 'epidemic' raises calls for 'right to disconnect' law

Overwork 'epidemic' raises calls for 'right to disconnect' law

UK workers are in the midst of an ‘epidemic of hidden overtime’, and demand has risen for new laws around a ‘right to disconnect’, according to the latest report from the Autonomy thinktank.

And whilst a vast demographic of workers have been affected by the growing issue of unpaid overtime, the report also discovered that women were 43% more likely to have increased their hours beyond a standard working week than men, leading to a greater risk of negative health impacts and mental health concerns.

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