HR and Surveillance Programs

In reading a recent issue of HR Magazine, I took note of an article on the role of the Human Resource department when it comes to video surveillance programs in the workplace.  This article addresses the employment law ramifications of a video program and the special circumstances of video surveillance in a union environment.  Some states – California, Connecticut, Delaware, and Massachusetts – have requirments to disclose workplace monitoring or risk a potential invasion of privacy action.

The article can be viewed here.  Another resource to check out is the 2007 Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey conducted by the American Management Association.

One Response to HR and Surveillance Programs
  1. John Feeney
    November 26, 2010 | 10:34 AM

    Security providers (like ourselves) are challenged with this question(s) each day. Security is more than just “putting” a camera in.

    As for individual privacy in the work-place. SMB Owners need guidance, yet if the moral character of the employees were @ a higher lever this question never arises…