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2006.11.04

【判例】ビデオでの隠し撮りは違法

最近のカリフォルニアの判例では、職場をカメラでモニタリングすることは難しいと判断された。
特にビデオでの隠し撮りは違法との判断だ。従業員のプライバシーを侵害しているというわけだ。

■注意すること
・従業員に事前に告知することなくビデオで職場を撮影することはしない。
・トイレ等、職場でプライバシーが保たれるべき場所を認識しておく。
・モニタリングする場合のポリシーを決めておくこと。

Employees Have a Right to Privacy
A recent California Court of Appeal decision highlights the difficult legal issues surrounding the monitoring of employees in the workplace. Even well-meaning companies, with legitimate issues to investigate, must be very careful. In the case, the court found that an employer who secretly hid a video camera in an office violated employees' reasonable expectation of privacy.

The Court found that the employees cannot expect absolute privacy in their office, but it was reasonable for them to expect that images of them in their office with the door closed would not be transmitted to another portion of the building. Furthermore, the employer was unable to establish a legitimate reason to invade their privacy. Hernandez v. Hillsides, Inc. (September 14, 2006) 142 Cal. App. 4th 1377.


What Should You Do?
・Never use video surveillance on your employees without prior notice.
・Understand which places in your workplace employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as restrooms or secured offices.
・Review your monitoring policies to ensure they provide adequate notice for the types of monitoring your company may do.

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