Dignity in the Workplace: An Enquiry into the Conceptual Foundation of Workplace Privacy Protection Worldwide
ALSB Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 63–103, Winter 2009
41 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2011
Date Written: January 1, 2009
This paper examines the concept of dignity as a basis for privacy in the workplace. I first discuss dignity and its implications for the idea of privacy. Dignity has been offered (in North America) and largely already exists (in Europe) as a conceptual foundation for the employment relationship in general. The dignity of workers is therefore be the topic of the second section of this paper. The third section shamelessly capitalizes on excellent comparative work already done on workplace privacy protection and its conceptual foundation across many jurisdictions worldwide. I conclude whether, on the basis of the comparative work done, dignity is a concept that illuminates workplace privacy, and if so, to what extent.
Keywords: privacy, dignity, workplace, employment, labor, technology, data, protection
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