Workplace Privacy

Understanding how to balance an employee's right to privacy with an employer's need to ensure work is being completed in an effective and safe way is complex. Employers also require certain information from their employees to provide things such as pay and benefits. Employees also have certain obligations when it comes to keeping certain workplace information private.

Failure to understand the legal and regulatory framework of privacy laws and how they apply in the workplace can have severe legal and financial consequences putting your organization at risk.

Our lawyers are well-equipped to help you navigate this privacy framework and counsel your organization on all privacy matters. We can advise on and create guidelines that determine how you can collect, use, and disclose employees' personal information, and help develop policies and strategies to protect your organization's private information. This foresight is critical to avoid future reputational damage in the increasingly complex areas of privacy and information collection during the digital age.

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