Council violated right to privacy by spying on employee, tribunal rules

A council worker who was was spied on by private detectives and had his privacy violated, a tribunal has ruled.

ThisisSussex.co.uk reported that Mid Sussex District Council hired detectives to check up on engineering support officer Roger Mills between March and June 2008. He was accused of falsifying time sheets and the detectives, two former police officers, recorded seeing him at home during office hours.

However, Mills, who had worked for the council for 14 years, said he had come to an agreement with a previous manager to work from home, the website reported.

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