Concerns over privacy have grown more prominent over time, and in recent years we have seen the introduction of various privacy-oriented statutes. While the application of such legislation varies from workplace to workplace, sooner or later most employers must contend with privacy-related challenges.
Privacy issues may arise in various contexts, including e-mail and internet usage, video surveillance, medical information, employee background checks, and so on. With regards to unionized workplaces, some arbitrators recognize a free-standing right of privacy, while others find jurisdiction to adjudicate privacy-related grievances in the provisions of a collective agreement.
We provide authoritative advice to both unionized and non-union employers regarding a full range of privacy-related issues and concerns.
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