“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.
Employers want to protect their proprietary interest in maintaining client relationships within reason but need to be careful not to overreach when drafting a non-solicitation clause. These clauses are particularly important for sales employees.
Can an employer require a worker to complete a criminal records check (CRC) as a condition of employment? Is it a breach of the worker’s human rights if the employer dismisses him for refusing to complete a CRC? What if the employee has a previous criminal conviction?