Can we install a security camera to monitor employee theft?

We’re concerned about an alarming level of theft of company supplies, to the tune of about $10,000 last year. Can we install a surveillance camera to monitor employees in public areas?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

We’re concerned about an alarming level of theft of company supplies, to the tune of about $10,000 last year. We’re a small non-unionized company (40 employees) so $10,000 is a significant loss for us. Can we install a surveillance camera to monitor employees in public areas?

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