The pitfalls of video surveillance

Secretly videotaping an employee is a powerful tool in exposing malingering, but courts won’t always allow it
By Karla Koles
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A recent decision under Part III of the

Canada Labour Code

suggests that the analysis called for under new privacy legislation in the federal sphere may dovetail neatly with the existing arbitral jurisprudence concerning video surveillance of employees suspected of fraud or dishonesty.