Screen test: employers must be clear and open about purpose of CCTV

The use of security cameras in a workplace can be controversial, or even illegal, if it is not managed properly

26th April, 2020
Screen test: employers must be clear and open about purpose of CCTV
A CCTV camera in an office: the use of such devices in a workplace can be contentious

The use of CCTV footage in disciplinary processes has long been a contentious issue. It requires a careful balance between an employee’s legitimate expectation that they will not be excessively monitored, and an employer’s expectation that all available data on employee actions can be used to protect the business’s interests.

Generally, the use of CCTV solely to monitor employee performance may not be considered proportionate unless particular and special...

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