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Jeremy Doncouse MGMT304 Ethical Dilemma Chapter 15 & 15 April 12, 2009 Chapter 15: 1) It isn’t because of distrust in employees but the decreased productivity and increased expense associated with employees engaging in non work-related activities at work that firms engage in monitoring. If the company owns the equipment or software, then it has the right to monitor it (Employee Monitoring: Is There Privacy in the Workplace, 2009). 2) Yes. Because employers are the ones who own the equipment, building, and software and because they are paying the salary they do have the right to monitor employees. This has been validated in court on numerous occasions such as Bourke v. Nissan, Smyth v. Pillsbury, and Shoars v. Epson. 3) No. I have been monitored at work for a number of years at a number of different jobs. Everyone knows that monitoring can and probably does occur. If you need privacy in a communication, then send it via a personal device which the company cannot monitor. 4) I believe that monitoring is necessary but I’m unclear on where the line should be drawn. Monitoring should
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