Biometric Data in the Workplace

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 30 January 2012
Jennifer Cashman
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We have recently installed a biometric system in the workplace to record time and attendance. One of our employees has indicated that she has an objection to using the system and wishes to opt out of doing so. She has also indicated to us that it is now our obligation to provide an alternative system for recording her time and attendance. Can we force her to use the biometric system which we have installed at a great expense to the organisation?

Jennifer Cashman writes:

The use of biometric systems (such as fingerprint or hand scanning for attendance purposes) in workplaces has increased in recent times. The use of such systems, and employees’ rights and entitlements in relation to same,

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