Employee Privacy In The Workplace

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Expectation of privacy at the work place has become more of a concern due to the vast expansion in the use of technology. Emails and Internet have made it more easily for employees to have access too reducing the cost of operating. Many companies have had some sort of electronic surveillance at all times on all of their employees, most are installed into the computers that they use to help monitor and make sure that everything is done and the routinely emails report to the person in charge to give them a brief summary of the activity of what the employers are doing at the computers. Employers have obvious reasons of why they would want to monitor the performance of their employees because employers have more concerns especially with the age …show more content…
If you are healthier then it means that you will have more time to focus on your job than if you were sick and constantly held back from the job. This is one reason your health information is so important to employers. They want to have a healthier workforce so that production is constant and dependable. You don 't have to always tell the employer what you are going through but it may affect your attendance and lead to termination if you aren 't communicating properly to your …show more content…
Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) came in 1986 and covers any type of digital communications, unauthorized and intentional interception or electronic communications are prohibited. Employers are exempt from ECPA and while most employees think that ECPA will help them, it will not be as much help due to the fact that it provides the least protection to the employees in terms of the employer intrusions. ECPA provides protections against unauthorized surveillance of electronic communications and users who break into systems to steal or manipulate information. All employee’s must be given a notice of when they are being monitored or recorded at a workplace, failed to do so can result in

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