BRIEFING 15: EMPLOYEE USE OF THE WORK EMAIL SYSTEM & EMAIL POLICIES

Nicolas Guy Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC (hyperlinked)

[2017] EWHC 1472 (QB), [2017] 4 WLR 116],  MR JUSTICE GARNHAM

 

This briefing note considers the issue in Simpkin of the ability of an employer to have access to private emails sent by an employee on his work email account. In this case it was argued that emails were privileged and the Court had regard to the employment terms and conditions in deciding they were nevertheless disclosable.

 

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