Every movement they make is recorded and taken note of by the employees. This can cause the worker to become paranoid with what is going on around them. Having the fear that they might be doing something wrong can cause their productivity at work to decrease. Surveillance technology systems are mechanisms, which can identify, monitor and track movements and data (Development of Surveillance, 1999). This essay will argue that workers should worry about new information and surveillance technologies within their workforce simply because they have a right to their privacy, especially at their workplace.
To reach to a significant conclusion about privacy rights in a workplace, we have to consider about rules and regulations, ethics in the workplace without invading anyone’s privacy or rights and employees’ must have their own responsibilities and have a common understanding of the ethical basis of justice and a thorough understanding of individual and organizational concerns and motivations. (Mujtaba, B. G. 2003) stated that employee monitoring is an act of watching and checking employees' actions during the working hours using employer’s equipment. Since employee monitoring has occurred as a necessity, it causes concerns to both employers and employees with the ethical implications of constant monitoring. Employers use monitoring devices to keep track of their employees' actions and to increase productivity of work, some employees feel that too much monitoring can be an invasion of their privacy. Therefore, the ethics of monitoring employees is a very controversial issue.
Employers conduct background checks because they want to reduce the chances of hiring undesirable employees. Some applicants feel intimidated when employers announce that a pre-employment screening will be conducted. Applicants may feel that they have something in their background that will potentially be counted against them. Background checks discourage applicants who also have something to hide. Employers are mandated to conduct background checks thoroughly.
Electronic Surveillance of Employees Professor Eric Baime, JD MBA Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance October 24, 2010 Abstract Employees should expect privacy to complete personal needs. Employers are within their rights to use electronic surveillance to insure a safe and honest working environment. This paper will discuss whether it makes a difference if an employee is in an open area or in an enclosed office. Also, the report will determine the employer’s need to know whether or not an employee is being honest is a sufficient grounds for utilizing an electronic surveillance system. The extent to what an employer can engage in electronic surveillance of employees will be examined.
This research examines the different avenues employers take to “spy” that employees may not even know about. This examination of employee rights will show how far an employer can go without violating any laws. The thought of knowing emails being sent out, phone conversations taking place, keystroke monitoring, or even social media tracking can all be done at a reasonable level without invading employee privacy. So it is reasonable to say an employee should expect privacy in the workplace- why or why not? Is Employee Privacy a Reasonable Right to Have?
Expectance of privacy in the workplace is determined by the levels of responsibilities and mission that the employee is set to fulfill by their respective employers. Office spaces allow for different levels of privacy but in the end require the same commitment and protection of employees to safeguard information that they do not want to have intercepted by any means. Mr. Herman learns throughout interactions with his sales personnel that although his intentions
Associate Level Material Assumptions and Fallacies Write a 150- to 200-word response to each of the following sets of questions: What are assumptions? How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking? What might you do to avoid making assumptions in your thinking? Assumptions are, in logic, a proposition that is taken for granted. For example, if I were to be at workd and a new employee walked in wearing the wrong work attire, I would immediately think that she is not going to be a good employee simply because she did not wear the outfit that she was told to wear.
Project 1: Write a personal reflection that explains how you would go about managing your work priorities and professional development. In today’s world where consumerism is a fad, hectic schedules and busy lifestyle, everything comes in an instant, fast changing technology, family and work balance thus the list goes on… every employee has a very challenging role to keep up with the basics, that is to be a good role model without compromising integrity and credibility. Work ethics become an issue not just personally but globally if you read the news. Scandal is quite became fad in corporations leading to resigning their most powerful post. Thus, posing a very big challenge to us workers/employee how to maintain and remains a good role model.
If there is a policy of the employer related to workplace including privacy issues, that policy is legally binding. For instance the employer may communicate that employees may enjoy privacy in certain defined areas of the office. The employee can enjoy privacy in those areas. From a legal perspective employees can reasonably expect privacy in the bathroom and locker room. In such places video monitoring will not be accepted in a court of law.
What should the court decide? Why? > Background check is very important before hiring an employee because it presents the potential liability of employers for the harmful acts of the people they hire. Employers are generally responsible for the actions of their agents so they should avoid negligent hiring. If an employer fails to meet its duty to conduct an adequate background check and hires an unfit employee who uses his or her position to inflict harm on others, that employer may be liable for negligent hiring.