Camera monitoring of business/employees

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Camera monitoring of business/employees

My employees are aware of the security cameras, except for two. Those two are pinhole cameras over the cash tills due to the tills being short then over within several days. Besides those two cameras, I have not informed them I monitor the cameras when away from the office. Legally, do I need to make them aware of the pinhole cameras and the off-site monitoring?

Asked on April 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

1) Offsite monitoring of cameras has no legal effect: same as monitoring onsite.
2) You don't need to specifically make them aware of those cameras as long as they are generally aware that they may be monitored. If you want to make sure they can't claim to not know, put up a that the premises are subject to video monitoring and have employees initial copies.

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