Labour Law Regulation of Employee Control and Employee Monitoring in the Czech Republic

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  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: Czech
  • Published on: 31. 3. 2018
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Jakub Morávek

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2018 • Volume 6 • Issue 1 • Pages 71-96 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: This paper is focused on the legal regulation of the employee monitoring and the control of employees in the legal order of the Czech Republic. In a commentary form, the paper deals with the Section 316 (1) to (3) of the Act No. 262/2006 Coll. Labour Code. This provision states: Without the employer’s consent, employees may not use the means of production and working means of the employer including computer technology and the employer’s telecommunication equipment for their personal needs. The employer shall be authorised to control the compliance with the prohibition stipulated in the first sentence in an appropriate way. The employer may not, without serious reasons consisting in a special character of the employer’s activities, infringe on privacy of an employee at the employer’s workplaces and common premises by subjecting the employee to open or secret monitoring, tapping and recording his/her telephone calls or controlling the emails or letters addressed to the employee. If there is a serious reason with respect to the employer consisting in a special nature of the employer’s activities which justifies introduction of control mechanisms mentioned above, the employer shall be obliged to inform directly the employee on the scope and the manner of performance of the control.

Key Words: Labour Law; Human Rights; Personal Data Protection; Control of Employee; Employee Monitoring; the Czech Republic.


Bibliographic Citation

MORÁVEK, J. K pracovněprávní úpravě kontroly a sledování zaměstnanců v České republice. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2018, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 71-96 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: