You have just terminated an employee and must now decide what to do with their email accounts, laptop data, DMs, personal folders on their laptop and all the other digital footprints employees leave every day. This post will focus on employee emails. Whether you fire with or without cause, can you read your employee's emails when they leave?
The focus of this article is on Schedule 2 in Bill 88. It proposes to amend the Employment Standards Act by adding a provision requiring employers that employ 25 or more employees to have a written policy with respect to electronic monitoring of employees.
A municipality in British Columbia showed a “near-complete lack of awareness and understanding” of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and made no effort to assess potential privacy violations when it implemented employee-monitoring software on the computers of a dozen high-level employees, including the mayor.