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Are cameras permitted

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are cameras permitted
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Barrister replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry, but if this is a CA employment law question, I will have to opt out in favor of a CA Employment law expert..


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Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note:This is general information and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

According to the California case of Hernandez v. Hillsides, Inc., S147552 (August 3, 2009)., the following standards apply to a CA workplace. Cameras are allowed, but with the following exceptions and nuances in mind. Employer must:

  1. Notify employees and others in the workplace about areas under video surveillance such as the floor, break rooms, etc, in order to reduce any expectation of privacy;
  2. Avoiding the placement of video cameras in locations where video surveillance is prohibited by law such as restrooms, locker rooms, changing rooms, etc - this is not allowed;
  3. Cameras in non-public areas of the workplace, such as employee offices, are allowed if the employer lets the employees KNOW of the existence of the cameras; and finally
  4. Understand that audio recording is governed by a separate set of codes - see HERE.

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Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.

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