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Getting back to work

Sorting through the many privacy issues as businesses get their workplaces ready.

https://www.nationalmagazine.ca/en-ca/articles/law/hot-topics-in-law/2020/getting-back-to-work

“Some of the issues employers will be juggling:

  • How much health-related information can employers ask from their staff?
  • What kinds of technologies can they employ to keep people safe? Contact tracing keycards? Location tracking?
  • Where does the data get kept? For how long? When does it get destroyed?
  • Can much screening can employers impose or recommend? Body temperature checks? Swabs? Serological tests (i.e. blood work)?
  • Can people be told to return to work? What if they are immunocompromised?
  • If an office does not reopen, does that change the conditions of employment under the employment contract?”