France has passed legislation that makes it illegal for companies of 50 or more employees from sending emails after typical work hours.

“The right to disconnect” amendment in the country's labor reform bill says that after-hours and weekend work emails are banned.

The case against after-work emails is that they can cause high levels of stress among employees, said a BBC report.

"All the studies show there is far more work-related stress today than there used to be and that the stress is constant," said Benoit Hamon, a Socialist member of parliament, to BBC. "The texts, the messages, the emails -- they colonize the life of the individual to the point where he or she eventually breaks down."