Article 8: right to respect for private and family life

Latest items in Article 8: right to respect for private and family life

  • Date:
    22 July 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    So far in 2016, there have been notable employment law cases on: holiday pay; childcare vouchers; social media at work; fraudulent sick leave; and reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

  • Human rights

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust, in which the EAT considered whether or not an employee had a right to privacy in respect of emails and photographs on his iPhone relating to a work colleague.

  • Podcast: Can employers monitor private emails?

    Date:
    20 May 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Do employees give up all rights to privacy when they enter the workplace? XpertHR editors Laura Merrylees and Fiona Cuming discuss two topical cases, their implications and the practical steps employers can take to protect their business interests.

  • Podcast: Monitoring emails in the workplace

    Date:
    20 May 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Do employees give up all rights to privacy when they enter the workplace? XpertHR editors Laura Merrylees and Fiona Cuming discuss two topical cases, their implications and the practical steps employers can take to protect their business interests.

  • Human rights: right to privacy in the spotlight

    Date:
    5 May 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    In Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust, the EAT had to consider whether or not the employee's right to privacy had been breached when his employer used private material on his iPhone for disciplinary purposes.

  • No right to privacy for emails and photos on iPhone relating to work colleague

    Date:
    4 May 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the employee had no reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of inappropriate emails and photographs on his iPhone relating to a work colleague that affected the workplace.

  • Criminal record checks: filtering process is inadequate

    Date:
    25 April 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has upheld a challenge by way of judicial review to the present criminal record checks scheme, finding that the relevant statutory provisions are incompatible with the European Convention of Human Rights. Ryan Stringer sets out the implications of the decision for employers.

  • Human rights: No breach of employee's human rights when private use of business messaging account monitored

    Date:
    19 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Barbulescu v Romania [2016] IRLR 235 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights held that an employer did not breach its employee's human rights when it monitored his private use of a business messaging account.

  • Cases on appeal

    Date:
    22 February 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.

  • Social media: monitoring employee's work-related Yahoo account was justified

    Date:
    19 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In this Romanian case, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accepted that the employee's right to a private life had been affected when his employer accessed his Yahoo messages. However, the ECHR went on to hold that the employer's actions were justified in the circumstances and not in breach of art. 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to art.8 of the Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect for private and family life).