- Hidden CCTV to investigate suspicions of serious theft did not breach employees’ right to privacy (López Ribalda and others v Spain)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the relevant background?
- Relevant law
- Background facts
- Decisions of the Spanish domestic courts
- Decision of the Chamber of the ECtHR
- What did the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: Spain had not failed to protect employees’ right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) when its courts rejected their claims of unfair dismissal, in circumstances where the employer relied on covertly recorded CCTV footage of their involvement in theft from the employer supermarket, which the employees alleged had been acquired in breach of their right to privacy, according to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
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