Employment law cases

Barbulescu v Romania [2016] IRLR 235 ECHR

Reports relating to this case:

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

    19 January 2016

    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.