LEG 500 WEEK 3 DISCUSSION - 86845

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"Privacy and Technology in the Workplace" Please respond to the following: • Employers often want to find out if their workers are productive and loyal. Determine at least one (1) limit that you would place upon a private employer’s rights to monitor the productivity and communications of employees at work. Support your response. • Speculate whether employers should have more or fewer rights to monitor employee use of company equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones issued for out-of-office, potentially after-hours work. Suggest at least three (3) methods for an employer to monitor its employees’ use of company equipments. Provide a rationale for your response. NOTE: THREE DIFFERENT ANSWERS POSTED FOR THE PRICE OF ONE AS A BONUS JUST CHOOSE 1
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Employers often want to find out if their workers are productive and loyal. Determine at least one limit that you would place upon a private employer’s rights to monitor the productivity and communications of employees at work. Support your response.
            There are certain practices of business which raises the question of how far should a company implement information technology and micro-monitor employees. There have been questions about the ethical limits that the companies should adhere to and beyond a certain limit the actions become unethical. Now-a-days many companies practice electronic employee surveillance at work. The management deems this necessary to protect the assets of the company and prevent the employee from wasting time during working hours and being unproductive (Philipose, 2011). One limit that I would want to be imposed upon a private employer to monitor employee performance is the use of closed circuit camera. In workplaces, e.g., banks, where outsiders and customers constantly keep coming to the office, it is fine to have closed circuit cameras installed for security reasons. But in workplaces where employees work in the back-end, employees should not be forced to work under closed circuit camera surveillance.

Speculate whether employers should have more or fewer rights to monitor employee use of company equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones issued for out-of-office, potentially after-hours work. Suggest at least three methods for an employer to monitor its employees’ use of company equipments. Provide a rationale for your r

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