The Higher Labor Court of Berlin-Brandenburg (Landesarbeitsgericht) has ruled that an employer may assess the browsing history of an official computer used by an employee without the latter’s consent in order to find reasons for termination. The employer had dismissed the employee on extraordinary grounds after having found out that he had used his work computer for private purposes for approximately five days in a period of 30 working days. The Court has permitted an appeal to the Federal Labor Court.

Judgment (in German)