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Old 11.05.2016, 10:28
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Re: Employer controls monitor

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I went to the office naked today.

It really worked. No-one touched my chair or borrowed my pens.

And tomorrow, I've got a date with a special someone in HR.
For some reason I've read the middle bit as "No-one touched my chair or borrowed my penis"

I clearly need a morning coffee.
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Old 11.05.2016, 12:28
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Re: Employer controls monitor

In Switzerland the systematic surveillance of employees' monitors is NOT allowed by law. Only in exceptional cases it may be allowed (i.e. employee may think that there is some trade secrets revelaed, etc), but it is strictly regulated.

Your employer has no right to check on your browsing habits, telephone calls, or read your emails. The penalty for this may be up to 3 years in prison.


"In contrast, the permanent individual-related surveillance of employees is forbidden by law in Switzerland (Article 26 Labour Regulation 3). The purpose of this prohibition is to protect employees from being exposed to a permanent, systematic surveillance of their behaviour. The surveillance of the screen, the keyboard and the mouse as well as so-called “spy programs”
violate the affected employee’s privacy and secrecy and are therefore not permitted. In addition, the employee’s privacy is protected by the Data Protection Act and by employment law."


also here, 42-11: https://www.walderwyss.com/publications/973.pdf
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Old 11.05.2016, 14:53
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Re: Employer controls monitor

That's all fine and true, but OP is hardly subject to 'constant surveillance' if the boss just shows up at his desk and looks into his screen... If he's sitting next to him for 8 hours staring into said screen it may be a different issue, but I doubt that's the case. There's also no indication whatsoever of the boss checking his browsing, chat or e-mail history.
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Old 11.05.2016, 15:08
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Re: Employer controls monitor

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In Switzerland the systematic surveillance of employees' monitors is NOT allowed by law. Only in exceptional cases it may be allowed (i.e. employee may think that there is some trade secrets revelaed, etc), but it is strictly regulated.

Your employer has no right to check on your browsing habits, telephone calls, or read your emails. The penalty for this may be up to 3 years in prison.


"In contrast, the permanent individual-related surveillance of employees is forbidden by law in Switzerland (Article 26 Labour Regulation 3). The purpose of this prohibition is to protect employees from being exposed to a permanent, systematic surveillance of their behaviour. The surveillance of the screen, the keyboard and the mouse as well as so-called “spy programs”
violate the affected employee’s privacy and secrecy and are therefore not permitted. In addition, the employee’s privacy is protected by the Data Protection Act and by employment law."


also here, 42-11: https://www.walderwyss.com/publications/973.pdf
There is zero proof or ability of the OP to even demonstrate any such monitoring is occuring.

The OP should just suck it up and get on with working
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Old 11.05.2016, 20:22
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Re: Employer controls monitor

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For some reason I've read the middle bit as "No-one touched my chair or borrowed my penis"
This, despite me offering to lend it to anyone. I was having a bad hair day.

At least my boss has stopped telling me that he wants to see my arse in the office at 8am.
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