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Employment Matters February 2016

Published On: 1 February 2016

This month the media has been interested in a case before the European Court of Human Rights, where the court decided that an employer did not breach the employee's right to privacy by monitoring his email account. We don’t have any serious concerns about this – most of our clients have clear internet usage policies which let employees know the extent to which they should expect their emails to be monitored (the key issue in most email-monitoring cases being whether the employee has a reasonable expectation of privacy). Any employers who don’t have such policies should put them in place.

In other news this month, we have two interesting discrimination claims, showing how tribunals look at comparators, and a decision by the Pensions Ombudsman about information a responsible employer should provide to employees about their benefits.

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