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MONITORING

Covert CCTV breaches human rights laws

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered an employer to pay five employees €4,000 each, even though covert CCTV footage clearly showed them stealing stock. Where did the employer go wrong? More...

E-MAIL

E-mails, privacy and human rights

The European Court of Human Rights has found that an employer infringed an employee’s human rights when it read personal e-mails on his work account. Does this mean e-mails shouldn’t be monitored? More...

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

OK to fit monitoring sensors under desks?

In August 2017 it was reported that Barclays had anonymously put devices that monitor heat and motion under employees’ desks. This sounds like an effective way to see what staff get up to but what’s the potential problem? More...

MOBILE PHONES

Can you monitor mobile phones?

Many employees use mobile phones for work-related purposes - either a personal device or one that is owned by their employer. What are your legal rights when it comes to monitoring these devices? More...

DATA PROTECTION

New Code of Practice on CCTV

DATA PROTECTION

Tracking their every move

An electronics manufacturer has produced a high-tech ID badge that can track your employees’ every move. This may sound like a great way to find out what staff get up to but what’s the problem? More...

DATA PROTECTION

Covert surveillance of suspicious employees

In a recent case, the employer suspected that an employee was fraudulently claiming pay. To put the matter beyond doubt, they put him under covert surveillance. What did the Employment Appeal Tribunal say about it? More...

DATA PROTECTION

When can you covertly monitor telephone calls?

You’re concerned that some employees may not be handling customers’ telephone calls properly. To establish the facts, you’re thinking about secretly recording those conversations. Is this legal or a complete no-no? More...

DATA PROTECTION

CCTV: how to carry out an impact assessment

You’re thinking of introducing CCTV cameras into your workplace for the first time. However, you’ve been told that before you can go down this route an “impact assessment” is required. How exactly is this done? More...

DISMISSAL

Smile please: using CCTV evidence to dismiss

The media recently reported on a case where an employer’s CCTV system had recorded a manager having sex on its premises after hours. It used this footage as evidence to sack him. That’s quite understandable, but is it legal? More...
Last updated: 07.12.2018

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