Tribunal backs e-mail policy at Barclaycard

first_imgTribunal backs e-mail policy at BarclaycardOn 25 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. An employment tribunal has upheld Barclaycard’s right to access itsemployees’ e-mails. Hilary Miseroy, 40, from Northampton, was sacked from the credit card firmlast September over the content of e-mail messages on his computer. The two-day hearing in Bedford last week threw out Miseroy’s claim of unfairdismissal, ruling the organisation had acted in a correct manner. Routine monitoring by the firm found 900 personal e-mails stored onMiseroy’s computer. Further investigation uncovered evidence of Miseroy supplying cannabis to acolleague, insulting e-mails to fellow staff and sharing confidential companyinformation with a rival firm. Speaking to Personnel Today, Barclaycard’s HR director John Sands said thefirm operates a cleare-mail and internet policy so employees know they will bemonitored for excessive use and inappropriate content. “In this situation, during monitoring, the company came across anexcessive number of personal e-mails. Because of this, we looked at thecontent,” he said. last_img read more