Is it legal for a co-worker to record with a mounted webcam that is motion activated, if there has been no consent on my part or the employer’s part?

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Is it legal for a co-worker to record with a mounted webcam that is motion activated, if there has been no consent on my part or the employer’s part?

What action can I take towards the employer or co-worker?

Asked on May 3, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

What you have written about is not really a question of what is legal or illegal from a criminal standpoint. Rather, the issue is whether or not under your presumed employer-employee handbook at work or under employer rules can the co-worker install the mounted webcam at work without employer permission.

What you have here is an internal issue best addressed with your employer, your immediate supervisor or your employer's human relations department.

The way to resolve the issue you have written about is to consult with the people designated in the above paragraph.


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