Employee Privacy in the Workplace:

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Electronic Surveillance Of Employees
1-Explain where an employee can reasonably expect to have privacy in the workplace.
As we all know the traffic the "information age" is continuing to explode in a number of ways, which leaves us with the questions about the use and or abuse of these information system networks. One of the main issue and of primary concern is whether the current law provides adequate protection for the employee’s right to privacy in the workplace from threats posed by computer technology, electronic video and sound recording equipment, and databases filled with personal information. I will look at some of the guidelines to privacy in the workplace.
Most employee privacy constitutional rights are automatically established and protected by specific labor laws, regulations and certain rules to follow, especially when it pertains to employment. Privacy laws already exist in our society today to protect the one employee privacy of over their personnel records, some other concerns of privacy is the recording and storing of employee personal data, such as medical information and health status, social security numbers, background screenings information, financial and anything that could cause an employee harm. So far there is no specific statute or code that creates the rights to privacy, when there is a discussion on the subject the employer always argues about gaining more control and productivity over one employee.`
Now let us ask ourselves does Privacy at workplace really exist anyway, or productivity vs. privacy particularly, when the privacy question comes into play falls into the subject of “Electronic surveillance” by employer how are now up-to-date with the electronic age in the workplace. Most employees are becoming self…...

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