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Articles and resources concerning a breach of privacy as it pertains to those seeking employment law advice. The content of these articles, and this website generally, is not intended as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.

Can I secretly record people at work?

We are often asked by employees whether they should record people at work to get evidence about how they’re being treated. A recent case out of the British Columbia Supreme Court highlights some of the risks of conducting secret or “surreptitious” recordings for employees in the workplace.  In Shalagin v. Mercer Celgar Limited Partnership, 2022 BCSC [...]

By |2023-05-26T15:53:33-07:00January 10th, 2023|Breach of Privacy, Tips|

Can employees keep their medical information private?

Does an employee have a right to confidentiality and privacy of their medical information? Employees have a right to confidentiality and privacy of their personal medical information, but these rights are not absolute. Similarly, employers do not have an absolute right to require an employee to disclose confidential medical information, or the right to require [...]

By |2023-05-31T14:51:13-07:00March 22nd, 2020|Breach of Privacy, Health and Safety, Human Rights Law|

RCMP Class Action re Breach of Privacy

RCMP's Unlawful Disclosure of RCMP Members' Health Records As you may know, we recently commenced legal proceedings under the BC Class Action Proceedings Act with respect to the RCMP's breach of the federal Privacy Act concerning the RCMP's unlawful disclosure of confidential health records of a number of RCMP Members. A copy of the Notice of [...]

By |2023-05-31T15:23:33-07:00November 5th, 2015|Breach of Privacy|