The company that hired the telemarketer in the Netherlands demanded that he turn on his webcams. The employee was monitored for 9 hours per day, with screen-sharing and streaming, and he wasn't happy about it. According to public court documents, he was fired for refusing to work and for being insubordinate. The Dutch court found that keeping the webcam turned on was in conflict with the privacy of the workers. The court went so far as to suggest that asking for webcams to be surveilled is a violation of the right to privacy.

I don't want to be monitored for 9 hours a day. It's an invasion of my privacy and makes me uncomfortable. That is the reason why my camera is not on. The employee says that the company was already watching him and that he was sharing his screen.

The company fired the employee according to the documents. It turns out that labor laws in other parts of the world are different from the ones in Florida. The court found in the employee's favor, which included paying for the employee's court costs, back wages, and an order to remove the employee's non-competition clause. The court ordered the company to pay wages, unused vacation days, and other costs.

Tracking via camera for 8 hours a day is disproportionate and not allowed in the Netherlands according to the court.

The court case was not attended by Chetu.

NL Times