According to the South Wales Argus, employers can read private messages sent over the internet by workers during office hours, European judges have ruled.
In a case put before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), judges ruled that a company which had read an employee's messages sent through Yahoo Messenger while he was at work was within its rights to do so.
The ruling said the man, an engineer in Romania, had breached company policy and his employer had a right to check if he was completing his work.
The decision highlights the growing issues social media and internet misuse causes employers in the workplace, says Ashley Harkus, head of employment, at Newport and Pontypool law firm Everett Tomlin Lloyd and Pratt Solicitors.
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Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Mercher 20th Ionawr 2016