Who pays for employee surveillance by detective?


ILO Newsletter, 27. August 2014

The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision which dismissed an employer´s claim that an employee should be liable for surveillance costs incurred by his employer. The decision reminds employers to think twice before incurring costs for detective surveillance of employees, as they can claim those costs from employees only where surveillance confirms misconduct and the misconduct warrants a valid, actionable claim.


Mag. Jakob Widner

LL.M. (NYU) Partner