Video surveillance takes another knock

Covertly taping staff off-duty a tool of last resort
|Canadian Employment Law Today


Videotaping an employee is a powerful tool in exposing malingering. After all, videotapes don’t lie and they don’t conveniently forget facts as some witnesses are apt to do.

But courts and arbitrators have struggled with when employers can pull that tool out of its arsenal and hire a private investigator to follow the worker.