More and more employees are secretly recording workplace conversations. Although it is not a crime to secretly record a workplace conversation if you are a party to it, one judge recently concluded it is just cause for termination. This blog post discusses this case.
Recent weeks have seen optimism-crushing news that even should we have a vaccine soon, measures to prevent the spread of the virus may be in place for years. The uncertainty ahead has pushed many big companies to decide to keep their remote working plans in place for longer, or even shift to a remote model indefinitely.
Employers must keep in mind the fact that there is a thin line between, on the one hand, confidential information belonging to a company that remains protected by virtue of the duty of loyalty and, on the other hand, the personal knowledge and skills that an employee has acquired throughout the years and is entitled to bring to a competitor.