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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Right to Privacy at Work – Monitoring Employee Emails

Last year, in the case of Barbulescu v Romania the European Court of Human Rights found that the monitoring of an employee’s emails was justified where an employer was looking to verify if an employee was carrying out their professional tasks during working hours or using email for personal reasons. The decision was overturned this week by the Grand Chamber (the highest appeal court in human rights cases) following an appeal by Mr Barbulescu. This case highlights the importance of having robust employment policies in place to ensure that individual privacy rights aren’t breached.

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Employer’s Liability for Employee’s Wrongdoing

A recent story dominating the sports media’s headlines highlights the importance of employer’s continuing to ensure that they take adequate steps to limit the possibility of them being held liable for acts that may be carried out by an employee.

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"Ask the Expert" Employment Law Seminar 7th September

Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP and Syme Drummond would be delighted if you could join us at our next "Ask the Expert" employment law seminar, which is taking place at 29, Royal Exchange Square on Thursday 7th September 2017 (1230 start).

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First Claim Brought Back To Life After Tribunal Fees Deemed Unlawful

Hot on the heels of the UK Supreme Court decision that employment tribunal fees are unlawful (see our previous blog), it has been reported that the first Employment Tribunal decision in consequence of the Supreme Court’s ruling has now been issued and it is one which may create further consequences for employers.

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