Australian workers should be given the right to switch off from emails outside of working hours to combat technology-related stress, according to leading HR expert, Dr Lindsay McMillan.

“Policy-makers, employers and unions must recognise the negative impact that technology-related stress is having on employees, and take steps to improve the work-life balance,” said Dr McMillan.

“According to my research of more than 1,000 employees last year, almost half of employees agreed that technology brings with it the feeling of being “always on.”