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Monitoring of Email in the Workplace – Breach of Article 8 – Right to Respect For Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence

A recent European Court of Human Rights ruling provides that employers must notify their employees in advance if their professional email accounts are to be monitored. The case Barbulescu v Romania concerned a Romanian man who was made redundant after it was found...

Facebook posting and demotion – English High Court rules in favour of Employee but expresses “real disquiet” about the financial award

The recent English decision of Mr Adrian Smith  v Trafford Housing Trust [2012 EWHC 3221 (Ch) delivered by Justice Briggs in November 2012 sheds further light on the explosion of social media and how it impacts on the workplace. This case is one to watch as it...