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Employer Wants Phone Camera Turned On?

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

  1. Wendy Williamson

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    Can an employer insist that you have your work phone camera turned on?
     
  2. Rod

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    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?
     
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    Is it your personal phone?
    Which state are you in?
     
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    AnnaLJ Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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