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Procurement and Processing of CCTV Footage – How do I handle it?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 16 April 2019
David McCarroll
Ronan Daly Jermyn

The query relates to an offsite staff event where a disputed physical altercation arose. There are contradictory witness statements and the host restaurant’s CCTV system could, if secured, corroborate and even determine otherwise conflicting evidence. However, can an employer get the footage and can they use it?  How do I handle it?

In the course of employment

A number of issues fly off the page here. Firstly, an employer needs to be satisfied an altercation during an “off-site staff event” is a matter that can be said to have occurred in the course of their employee’s employment. Why?

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This article is correct at 16/04/2019
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David McCarroll
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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