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Should Companies Hire Private Investigators to Check Up on Employees?

WASHINGTON, DC -- According to a new article in The Financial Posts, courts are increasingly siding with companies when it comes to employee surveillance. Computers and network Blackberries, for example, are considered company property and companies are generally allowed to view what sites an employee visits and even to read email. As long as companies inform callers and employees that calls can be monitored, they can listen in to phone calls, as well. Further, businesses have free rein to hire private investigators to gather any relevant information about workers. Companies can also follow employee social networking sites. In many cases, companies can also set up security cameras to monitor for theft and crime. Some unions, however, do require that all such cameras be visible.

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