Criminal Record Checks

Criminal Records

Earlier this year we reported on a human rights case relating to an employer looking at an employee’s emails. There has now been another decision on the issue of the right to respect for private life, this time from the High Court and relating to criminal record checks. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 provides […]

Can Employers Snoop on Private Emails?

Can Employers Snoop on Private Emails?

Recent headlines in the news seem to suggest that employers can now monitor employees’ emails and internet messaging communications. But is this correct? The short answer is: “sometimes”. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has heard a case brought by Mr Barbulescu (Mr B), a Romanian national, alleging that his country’s government, in particular […]