COM 120 Effective Persuasive Writing
April 8, 2007
With today’s technology there is no such thing as employee privacy rights in a workplace. There are many way an employer can track an employees every move. For example, did you know your employer can see how often you are on the internet?
Sophisticated software give employer’s the ability to read your email, listen to your voicemail and monitor your Internet usage. Although you may delete your email or voicemail that does not mean your employer can not retrieve them. Employers also have the ability to see what is on your computer screen while sitting at their very own desk.
It is understandable that employers must do everything in their power to protect their investments. In doing so, prior to offering a candidate the position a background check, drug screening and some times a credit check is completed. After all of this is finalized and results are in, the position is offered to that qualifying individual. Does that individual have any employee privacy rights once they become an employee of the company? An employee’s private, social life should not be a factor when their career is involved. Once that individual has passed all of the company’s necessary screening the employer should not have the chance or need to do anything else. Especially when it may cause a risk in loosing a great employee.
Employers are known to use many types of employee monitoring. The most common monitoring are computer monitoring, electronic mail and voice mail monitoring as well as phone usage monitoring. Computer usage is one of the biggest as well as most popular types of monitoring. No matter what you are doing on the computer, rather business or personal, your employer will know. While your supervisor is sitting at his or her desk, and by the click of a mouse, everything on your screen will show on your supervisor’s screen. You... [continues]
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