Category Archives: HR & Employment Law

Dress Codes at Work: Principles to keep in mind

Recent press attention on a Belgian employment case (more about this below) has focused attention on dress codes at work. What rules are employers allowed to impose regarding their workers’ clothes, head and face coverings, and general appearance? Does this differ where religion is concerned? Well, as usual it is complex, but also as usual if you are reasonable, consistent

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Privacy: When can an employer view an employee’s private email, social media and internet history?

A ruling this year by the European Court of Human Rights (Barbulescu v Romania) held that it is not a breach of an employee’s privacy for the employer to view his or her private email. So when can and should an employer look at an employee’s private email, social media accounts and internet history, and what can they do if

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