Employment law cases

Halford v United Kingdom [1997] IRLR 471 ECHR

Reports relating to this case:

  • Privacy at work: Interception of employee's office telephone calls unlawful

    1 September 1997

    In Halford v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights holds that the Merseyside Police Authority violated the right to privacy of its assistant chief constable under the European Convention on Human Rights when it tapped her office telephone calls for the purposes of gathering information in order to defend a sex discrimination complaint she had initiated.