The use of private investigators in an employment context

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 27 January 2017
Deirdre Crowley
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The question of the use of private investigators often arises in an employment context, whether during the course of defending personal injuries proceedings, investigating potential abuse of sick leave or time and attendance policies by an employee or other internal investigations or disciplinary processes by employers. In this Hot Topics Article, Deirdre Crowley of Crowley Solicitors examines when private investigators can be used, how they should be engaged and outlines some guidelines to help employers ensure that the use of a private investigator is justified and warranted and in compliance with data protection requirements.

At the forefront of all employer’s minds, whether the proposed

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