Journal article

Under the Lens: Electronic Workplace Surveillance


Australian Journal of Labour Law | LexisNexis Butterworths and contributors | Published : 2001


Electronic surveillance has become a feature of many Australian workplaces. The first part of this article explores the relationship between this surveillance and the fundamental norms of employment law, including the emerging concept of trust and confidence. Notwithstanding the promise offered by the concept of trust and confidence, it is suggested that electronic surveillance is a rational corollary of the coercive aspects of the relationship established by the fundamental norms of the contract of employment. The second part examines recent New South Wales and Victorian legislation dealing with electronic surveillance. This examination reveals that the NSW legislation offers significantly ..

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