Employee Surveillance

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Assignment #1 – Electronic Surveillance of Employees

Explain Where an Employee Can Reasonably
Expect to Have Privacy in the Workplace When employees go to work, and clock in for all intensive purposes they are on company property and company time. Anything that occurs, or is said has to portray the company in the best way possible. When employees are on company property it is my opinion that the organization reserves the right to monitor their employees. The only place an employee should reasonably expect to have privacy is in the restroom area. When you first get hired by a company all your information regarding your social security, maiden names, emergency contacts, work history, incomes, even credit history, and background checks are examined. If it’s privacy regarding personal information people are concerned about there is nothing to protect. Your employer already has all your information on file. What is important is that the company discloses to their employees that they will be monitored and recorded, and by signing a contract they are giving up their privacy rights.
Explain Whether it Makes a Difference if an
Employee is in an Open Area or in an Enclosed Office
An employee that is on the clock is expected to be productive. There should be no reason why conversations taking place should not be work related, and if not they should still be appropriate for the workplace. Nothing illegal, inappropriate or disrespectful should occur or be discussed in open or closed areas. I believe employers have a right to monitor all offstage areas, excluding restrooms. If employees know offstage areas are subject to being monitored this would decrease the chances of a manager talking any kind of way to their employees behind closed doors, or employees stating that they were harassed when they were not. Emails that are going through company property meaning…...

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