In this edition of Workplace Law, we take a look at relationships at work, female workers being banned from wearing glasses in Japan and a recent case of CCTV in the workplace.
Pardon the bun but there has been a flurry of media coverage regarding McDonald’s decision to dismiss its CEO, Steve Easterbrook after a saucy but allegedly consensual relationship with another employee.
Earlier this month, anger in Japan surfaced following Japanese television network Nippon TV airing a story about employers banning female workers from wearing glasses, instead insisting that they wear contact lenses as an alternative.
Contrasting judgments of two, recent, Spanish cases show that surveillance of employees in the workplace is an evolving and sometimes uncertain topic.
The first case concerned an employee of a company in Pamplona (Case 875/2018), Ángel Jesús, whose employer had installed CCTV cameras in the workplace car park. After a day’s work, he was recorded instigating a violent altercation with a colleague.