Key Considerations For Employers Regarding The Use Of CCTV Footage In Disciplinary Proceedings

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 27 May 2020
Employment Team at Leman Solicitors
Leman Solicitors
Issues covered: Data Protection; Discipline and Grievance; Policies and Procedures

The use of CCTV footage in disciplinary proceedings has developed as a key feature in employment disputes over the past number of years. This issue was more recently considered in Doolin v The Data Protection Commissioner [2020] IEHC 90, where the High Court determined that the permissible use of CCTV footage in an investigation to promote security and safety was unlawfully further processed in a disciplinary process.

This decision serves as a stark reminder to employers on the importance of processing employee data in a manner that is consistent with the original purpose for which it was collected and to ensure that its data protection policy is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

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Employment Team at Leman Solicitors
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