Benedita Gonçalves (Managing Associate) is quoted in an article published in the Jornal Económico on the future of work, prepared in the context of the recently implemented 'right to disconnect', analysing its impact on people and organisations.

The Lawyer states that "the Portuguese version of the 'right to disconnect' (duty to abstain from contact) is a little different (and a little shyer), from the models instituted in neighbouring legal orders. Whilst France has expressly enshrined the right of the worker not to answer or respond to requests made by his/her employer outside working hours (and therefore cannot be subject to disciplinary sanctions), Portugal only establishes that the employer has the duty to refrain from contacting the worker during rest periods, except in situations of force majeure".

Read the article here.