Privacy Rights in the Workplace
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
IN Person at the Maritime Labour Centre
This course uses case law reviews to examine the privacy rights of employees in the workplace, the limits on employer interference with those rights, and the possible remedies for impermissible interference with those rights. Areas covered will include workplace surveillance, employer monitoring of computer use, internet and emails, permissible employee use of electronic communications and equipment at work, the perils and pitfalls of social networking, restrictions on access to medical information and drug testing and monitoring. The course will also discuss Supreme Court of Canada decisions on drug testing and publicizing personal information on the internet.
Facilitator: James Baugh, James Baugh Law
Called to the bar in 1988, James Baugh’s areas of practice include labour and employment law, human rights, defamation and civil litigation. Mr. Baugh has taught courses in labour law and human rights and has made presentations on employment related topics at a variety of conferences and workshops. Prior to establishing his own office, he practiced labour and employment law at Kestrel Workplace Legal Counsel and before that at McGrady and Company.