Landmark HR Ruling: Worker whose boss read messages had 'privacy breached'

Landmark HR Ruling: Worker whose boss read messages had 'privacy breached'

In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that employers can monitor the emails and messages of their staff – so long as they inform them beforehand. The filing has come after a Romanian employee was fired for sending private messages on his professional Yahoo messaging account – City AM reports.

In the landmark case, it was laid out that Bogdan Bărbulescu was fired 10 years ago - with his company using print outs of his messages as evidence at court.

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