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In France, It’s Now Illegal For Employers To Send Workers Emails During Off-Hours

huffingtonpost.comWork-related burnout appears to be a growing concern for the French government. In February, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine formed a working group in an effort to define and treat work-related exhaustion . According to an April article in the French daily Les Échos, about 1 in 10 of the nation’s workforce is at a high risk of job-related burnout.

“All the studies show there is far more work-related stress today than there used to be, and that the stress is constant,” Minister of National Education Benoit Hamon told the BBC earlier this month. “Employees physically leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash– like a dog. The texts, the messages, the emails — they colonize the life of the individual to the point where he or she eventually breaks down .”

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