HR Question of the Week: Video Surveillance At Work
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Question: How should we notify our employees that they are under video surveillance at work? While you might not think this question would apply to your company, there is a good chance it does. These areas can include the parking lot, parking garage, lobby, cafeteria, elevators and hallways. (Big brother is always watching!) Answer: Generally, the use of surveillance in the workplace is contentious due to employees' common law expectations of privacy. Address this issue by notifying your workforce that they should not expect privacy in specific, public areas where notice is posted that video surveillance is occurring.
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