The monitoring of employee communications in Spain

Communications in general

In the case of Copland v. the United Kingdom on 3 April 2007, the European Court of Human Rights found that the notion of “private life” and “communication” within the meaning of Article 8.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights equally applies to e-mails sent from work as it does to telephone calls made from a business premises.

Dismissals in Spain due to a company’s cessation of activity

In previous articles, we have discussed the different ways that an employer may terminate labour relations with its employees.

Since 2012, after the labour reform and because of the serious economic crisis that Spain suffered, many companies had to make such contractual terminations based fundamentally on accredited economic circumstances.