Some employers are choosing to provide employees with work from home allowances or reimbursing them for certain work from home expenses. Where employers are considering this they should ensure that they create clear and fair policies.
Almost all employers require new employees to sign an employment contract. And almost all employment contracts have a termination clause. And most of the termination clauses have a provision which states that the employer has the right to terminate an employee for just cause without notice. This case suggests most of these termination clauses are not enforceable.
We may expect to see a shift towards stronger, more protective privacy laws in the near future in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the Alberta PIPA and the British Columbia PIPA.