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Summary of Recent Case Law in Italy

It is irrelevant that the installation of a surveillance system has been previously authorized by all employees through a consent expressed in accordance with Privacy Law; the right to convene the Trade Union Assembly does not only belong to the RSU as a collective body, but also to its individual members.

Italy: Disciplinary procedure not promptly started: Reinstatement of the employee

Court ruling held that a dismissal shall be considered unlawful if the disciplinary procedure is not promptly started, with the letter of charge, in the light of the principle of the immediate reporting of any misconduct. In this case, the action of which the employee was accused should be considered unfounded and the employee has the right to be reinstated.