LawAnswers.com.au - Australia's #1 Legal Community

LawAnswers.com.au is a community of 10,000+ Australians, just like you, helping each other.
Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
Join us, it only takes a minute:

Employer Wants Phone Camera Turned On?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Wendy Williamson, 18 September 2014.

  1. Wendy Williamson

    Joined:
    18 September 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can an employer insist that you have your work phone camera turned on?
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    27 May 2014
    Messages:
    2,170
    Likes Received:
    257
    Unlikely, unless you consented to it in your employment contract or is somehow essential to your job. Why does your employer want the camera turned on?
     
  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

    Joined:
    28 April 2014
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    402
    Is it your personal phone?
    Which state are you in?
     
  4. AnnaLJ

    AnnaLJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 July 2014
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    17
    Hi Wendy

    Are you referring to a landline/desktop phone or to your mobile phone? I'm trying to understand the context here before giving advice.

    Generally though, an employer is not able to carry out video/camera surveillance on their employees without notifying them and, even then, this surveillance cannot carry into any private uses/actions.

    If you give more details I'll let you know my thoughts.

    Thanks

    Ana
     
    winston wolf likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...