Private Messages at Work can be Read by Employers

Employment Law Newsflash: In Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) has held that there was no violation of an employee’s right under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in circumstances where an employee had been dismissed for using the company’s Internet for personal purposes during working hours.

Cooper Contracting Ltd v Lindsey Eat 2015

In this case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given a useful summary of the principles that Employment Tribunals should apply when considering whether a successful Claimant’s compensation should be reduced to reflect failure to mitigate loss following unfair dismissal.