PUBLISHED BY Arlati Ghislandi
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Video surveillance: agreement with trade unions necessary
10
May
2017

Installing a video surveillance system without a prior agreement with trade unions is a criminal offense, according to Corte di Cassazione, even if employees had provided their consent.

According to the judges of the Supreme Court, the charter of worker’s rights protects a collective - rather than individual – interest, since single employees do not have a contractual power equal to their employers. Therefore, the employer who intends to install a video surveillance system without seeking and obtaining a prior agreement with trade union representatives damages the interests of employees and commits a criminal offense.