Surveillance PolicyThis Surveillance Policy is used to communicate to employees that the Company reserves the right to conduct surveillance in the workplace and of computer resources. This policy creates a transparent overview of the rights of the Company and obligations of employees.
This Surveillance Policy helps your employees understand what tools and technology can be viewed by the Company. This Policy is compliant with legislative requirements including work health and safety legislation.
Use this Policy if:
- You want to ensure that your employees are aware of the Company’s right to conduct ongoing or intermittent surveillance;
- You need your employees to be aware of the types of surveillance that may be used in the workplace;
- You need to be able to use or disclose any such surveillance where needed for disciplinary purposes;
- You want to communicate a clear process for access requests to any blocked sites; and
- You want to protect your Company from any employee disputes or claims regarding the use of surveillance.
What does this Policy cover?
- The Company’s right to conduct continuous or intermittent surveillance;
- Purpose of any surveillance conducted;
- Types of surveillance that may be used in the workplace;
- Right to use surveillance for disciplinary purposes;
- Surveillance that may be conducted off-site, including the home office; and
- Right to block threatening viruses, spam or internet sites, and any access requests to blocked content.
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