The Greens are making sure we know their workplace privacy laws come into force today.
“The laws ensure that no surveillance can occur without disclosure to employees. An employer must tell employees what kind of surveillance is being used and what the surveillance is for. Surveillance records cannot be disclosed or used for unrelated purposes.
“The new laws protect workers by prohibiting surveillance of areas with high expectations of privacy, such as bathrooms, change rooms and prayer rooms.
“Also, after a 6 month transition, covert surveillance of workers will only be able to take place after an application to the Magistrates Court that can show reasonable suspicion that unlawful activity has taken place. The surveillance will then be conducted by an independent surveillance supervisor to protect the privacy of workers.
Might be worth asking your boss what they’re up to today.