Legal issues relating to privacy in the workplace often raise novel questions that trigger various related areas of law including employment law, constitutional law, and others. This is a relatively new and emerging area of law and is consistently evolving.
Employees who have questions about privacy issues and their related rights at work should consult with a knowledgeable employment lawyer. At Sultan Lawyers, our team of exceptional employment lawyers has significant experience advising employees on developing areas of law, such as privacy in the workplace. We understand that the labour market, and the various laws that govern it, are constantly changing. We are dedicated to keeping up to date on all major changes and remaining ahead of the curve on the issues that matter most to our clients. This approach allows us to always position our clients at an advantage.
Technology and use of electronics at work raises many interesting legal questions. Most employees expect to have some privacy while in the workplace. This is true even where, increasingly, employees regularly use employer devices (including phones, computers and other equipment) to carry out their day to day work functions, and often personal non-work-related tasks as well.
An employee’s expectation of privacy in the workplace, and privacy while using electronics, often collides with an employer’s right to govern their employees and ensure that it is complying with various obligations, including the obligation to maintain a safe, harassment and violence-free workplace. Employers may be able to monitor an employee’s use of electronics, or activity online or on social media.
Issues of privacy may also arise outside of the context of electronics and technology use, including questions around:
The Toronto employment lawyers at Sultan Lawyers regularly advise non-unionized employees about their privacy rights in the workplace. We offer flat rate consultations, specifically designed to provide our clients with the information and tools they need to proactively manage their issue and protect their rights. Contact us online or at 416-214-5111 for a consultation.
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