The health and safety of workers continues to be a top concern for employers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Now that many companies have shifted attention to bringing employees back to the workplace, gathering information from and about their workforce may be necessary to properly assess workplace hazards and ensure the ongoing health and safety for all staff. But, what information is required and how might this added need impact privacy?
Privacy laws still apply during a public health crisis, and while we understand that there is a balance between privacy and public safety, what should be a higher priority for employers?
Does health and safety trump privacy rights?
Join Kris Tierney, Vice President of HR and Learning at HRPA for an online moderated discussion.
Get the following questions answered:
Does current public health situation extend employers power to collect, use or disclose employee personal information in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace?
What is the general guidance on balancing OHS obligations and Privacy Laws?
Are there best practices for minimizing risks to personal privacy of employees and keeping workplaces safe?