“Tattleware” or software that somehow tracks employees’ actions has seen a rise in popularity (thank you pandemic) and recently been in the news after an Alberta woman was fired after refusing to download an app that would allow her employer to tell when she was at work.
There has been lots of buzz in the news about employees deciding that since they are working from home anyway, they may as well skip winter and do so from Mexico! Employers asked to authorize working by the beach wonder, is this cause for concern? Maybe and maybe not. There’s lots to consider.
As the practice of vetting job candidates through review of their social media presence becomes more prevalent, especially in industries and businesses oriented around interactive digital technologies, the question of whether employers are legally entitled to do so becomes an increasingly relevant one.