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Titolo:
Surveillance in employment: The case of teleworking
Autore:
Fairweather, NB;
Indirizzi:
De Montfort Univ, Ctr Comp & social Responsibil, Leicester LE1 9BH, Leics,England De Montfort Univ Leicester Leics England LE1 9BH r LE1 9BH, Leics,England
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
fascicolo: 1, volume: 22, anno: 1999,
pagine: 39 - 49
SICI:
0167-4544(199910)22:1<39:SIETCO>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
WORKPLACE PRIVACY;
Keywords:
Computer Based Performance Monitoring; Electronic Performance Monitoring; employment; health and safety; home workers; interception of communications; monitoring; surveillance; telecommuting; telework;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fairweather, NB De Montfort Univ, Ctr Comp & social Responsibil, LeicesterLE1 9BH, Leics,England De Montfort Univ Leicester Leics England LE1 9BH ,England
Citazione:
N.B. Fairweather, "Surveillance in employment: The case of teleworking", J BUS ETHIC, 22(1), 1999, pp. 39-49

Abstract

This paper looks at various ways teleworking can be linked to surveillancein employment, making recommendations about how telework can be made more acceptable. Technological methods can allow managers to monitor the actionsof teleworkers as closely as they could monitor "on site" workers, and in more detail than the same managers could traditionally. Such technological methods of surveillance or monitoring have been associated with low employee morale. For an employer to ensure health and safety may require inspections of the teleworkplace. When the teleworkplace is in the home, there may be an invasion of privacy associated with such inspections, that could be perceived and resented as surveillance. A problem of telework is that teleworkers may feel isolated. Methods to counter this could be associated with further forms of surveillance, and fear of such surveillance may inhibit themfrom reaching their potential as methods to counter isolation. The idea that teleworking may also allow communications to be intercepted by third parties is also looked at. Some, but not all, of the issues considered are applicable, to some extent, in non-teleworked employment situations. The overall conclusion of the paper is that the potential exists for surveillance tobe associated with telework. Fears of such surveillance may turn actors against telework. However, much can be done to reduce such fears.

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