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The Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect & Upcoming employment legislation on Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill

Speaker: Michelle Mc Donagh, Adare HRM
Location: Webinar

The Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect & Upcoming employment legislation on Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill - Implications for Employers

The recently launched Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect contains advice for employers and employees alike on the steps that should be taken to respect employees’ “right to disconnect” and dis-engage from work outside normal working hours.

While the Code does not introduce a legal right to disconnect, it does make clear that there is an onus on employers to ensure employees can disconnect and outlines the potential adverse consequences for them if they do not. 

The introduction of this Code is timely given the planned introduction of legislation governing the right for employees to request remote working.

This webinar will focus on:

  • What employment legislation is relevant to the Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect?
  • What are employer obligations?
  • What are employee’s obligations?
  • What is the role as a Manager?

And will focus on answering key questions such as:

  • Can employees and managers email each other outside of normal working hours?
  • Can an employer/manager contact an employee by phone outside of their normal working hours for a legitimate purpose?
  • What if someone is happy to work extra hours or respond to emails outside normal hours.
  • Does my Company need a policy on the Right to Disconnect?
  • Will Organisations have to permit remote working when the new legislation is enacted


And many more questions…..


The webinars are delivered by experienced, HR and Employment Law Consultants who will share both their technical knowledge and their practical experience around the topic.


Adare Human Resource Management

Established in 2003, we are one of Ireland’s best-known and respected providers of Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management Services. Adare Human Resource Management is an Irish Company with a unique knowledge of the needs of Irish business - as well as the experience, expertise and dedication to excellence required to fulfil them.


Specialising in Employment Law, best practice Human Resource Management and Health and Safety, we offer a valuable resource to any business that acts as an employer - even those who have their own internal HR function. We are a cost effective resource available to companies in all sectors.


We assist and advise organisations on a diverse range of solutions, varying from assistance in ensuring compliance with employment legislation through to implementation of best practice solutions to enable organisational change. 


We offer both retainer HR and Employment Law services for organisations requiring this support and expertise on an on-going basis and also once off project based HR Management consultancy services.




Michelle McDonagh

Senior HR Client Relationship Consultant


Michelle Mc Donagh, MSc. HR Strategies, Chartered MCIPD, PGDip Employment Law is an experienced Human Resources and Employment Law practitioner.


Advising and supporting a wide variety of organisations across the private, not for profit and public sector Michelle uses her expertise and strategic focus to analyse organisations and build a tailored HR model to support achievement of the organisational goals.


Key areas of focus are organisational design, enhancing critical skills, leadership development and day to day practical Human Resources and Employment Law advices underpinned by a positive employee experience.

Key Webinar Details:

Date Recorded: 6th May 2021 
CPD Credit: 1 hour

Make sure that you input your CPA member ID as the attendee when booking.

Please note, you cannot claim CPD credit for the same event more than once. Please ensure you have not previously attended this event before purchasing the recording.


Member Cost: €29.00 

Non member Cost: €36.00 

Places Available: 68

Core Competencies:
Law and Regulation: 1.00 hours