During lockdown, employers are concerned about data protection and may seek disclosure about who employees live with in case they reside with someone for a rival or competitor firm, says Richard Fox.
He said that it was "potentially hazardous" from an employer perspective.
In lockdown employers are already worried about date protection, and for example, some are not allowing work laptops to link to home printers so all client work has to be handled in soft copy format only,"
He also said if reallocation of work is not possible then
more than ever, protection must be introduced, and see to be introduced, so as to be able to answer questions later should the issue arise".
The full article in Financial News can be read here: Living with the competition? You might have to tell your boss.
About the Author
Richard acts for corporates, organisations and senior individuals in relation to employment matters of all kinds. These include confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes. He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed.
Richard is a well known commentator on employment law issues, appearing often in the Press (The Times, The Financial Times, People Management, HR Magazine, Personnel Today etc) and on TV/ Radio (BBC, ITV, Sky and Radio 4).