While employers have a legitimate interest in monitoring the workplace activities of its staff, this must be balanced against the employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy in the workplace. This issue is particularly relevant for employers monitoring staff performance while working from home.
Further to our previous data protection update, this article will highlight some of the main data protection issues that arise for employers who fail to monitor staff in a lawful manner.
Our Employment & Corporate Immigration Department regularly advise employers in respect of data protection issues within the context of employment disputes. If you or your organisation has any queries regarding the issues outlined in this article, please contact Bláthnaid Evans or Sheila Spokes on +353 1 639 3000 or visit www.leman.ie.
“Workers do not abandon their right to privacy and data protection every morning at the doors of the workplace.”