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Sideline activities

12/12 2013
Category Case law

Arlette Putker acted for an organization involved in research, innovation and training oriented to developing, raising and treating children and youths. A member of the management team failed to inform the employer of the large-scale sideline activities being carried out during working hours. Termination for urgent cause.

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Protection of privacy is not always an alibi for employee’s misconduct.

23/10 2010
Category Publications

Investigation by an employer because of suspected misconduct on the part of the employee invariably leads to discussions on breach of privacy. If an employer suspects an employee of misconduct, the employer is entitled to perform an investigation and sometimes the proof is only ‘made tangible’ by engaging an investigation agency. Relying on the protection of privacy provides no alibi if there is manifest misconduct.​

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Investigation into possible misconduct of employee: scope and limits

01/10 2010
Category Publications

Employers are entitled to engage a detective or an external investigation agency on suspected misconduct of employees. This article highlights the legal scope of such investigation and provides a checklist for employers.

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Termination of employment agreement lawyer on account of romantic relationship with rival.

27/09 2010
Category Case law

Arlette Putker acted for an internationally operating legal and notarial firm. Termination of the employment agreement was allowed because of the romantic relationship with the founder and senior partner of a rival legal office.

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Privacy legislation, vague and ‘turbid’ instead of transparent.

01/12 2008
Category Publications

​In an employment relationship personal data is regularly processed. Employer and employee are then, among other things, confronted with the Personal Data Protection Act and the guidelines drawn up by the Dutch Data Protection Authority. The evaluation of the Personal Data Protection Act revealed many bottlenecks. The authors advocate the introduction of a specific legal regulation for privacy and employment law.

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