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Watching workers: a critical review of the law regarding electronic employee monitoring in non-unionized workplaces in Canada

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dc.contributor.supervisor Schwartz, Bryan (Law) en
dc.contributor.author Bueckert, Melanie R.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-15T21:17:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-15T21:17:08Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-15T21:17:08Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3086
dc.description.abstract This thesis addresses the topic of electronic employee monitoring in non-unionized workplaces in Canada. Electronic employee monitoring is defined as including (1) the use of electronic devices to review and evaluate employees’ performance; (2) ‘electronic surveillance’; and (3) employers’ use of computer forensics. Detailed consideration is given to a variety of technologies, including computer, internet and e-mail monitoring, location awareness technologies (such as global positioning systems and radio frequency identification), as well as biometrics, and the developing case law surrounding these innovations. Analogies are drawn to the jurisprudence developing with respect to unionized workplaces and under statutory unjust dismissal regimes. This analysis leads to the conclusion that legislative reform is necessary, either through (1) the creation of parallel private sector privacy regimes, such as those in British Columbia and Alberta, mirroring existing federal legislation; (2) amendments to existing employment standards legislation; or (3) the enactment of a stand-alone surveillance statute. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Privacy en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Employment en
dc.subject Surveillance en
dc.subject Monitoring en
dc.subject Computer en
dc.subject Biometrics en
dc.subject GPS en
dc.subject RFID en
dc.title Watching workers: a critical review of the law regarding electronic employee monitoring in non-unionized workplaces in Canada en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Law en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Parkes, Debra (Law) Geist, Michael (University of Ottawa Faculty of Law) en
dc.degree.level Master of Laws (LL.M.) en
dc.description.note October 2008 en


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