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Can employers make you use a camera when you work from home.
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They can see what work you are/are not getting done through the software on the work laptop, can't they? No need for them to watch you do it?
Probably a case of either:
One subject that hasn't been mentioned:
- managers who want to chat and interrupt your workflow (as they would in the office) whenever it suits them not you.
Is the tablet camera stream being encrypted?
If not, you may be streaming your home to anyone who hacks into your company's systems or the video software host and not just your managers?
You may (or may not) be okay with this risk for a short time like a meeting, but all day?
Lots of companies and managers are naive and unknowledgeable of these privacy and security issues.
Many businesses are still new to using this technology so employees do need to communicate with employers about what is and isn't acceptable and the issues around the use of technology.
If you decide to leave this job I hope you tell them why.
An employment contract doesn't detail every aspect of your employment. Have you never heard the phrase "reasonable management instruction"?
Plus, the OP has been employed for less than two years so can be dismissed for any non discriminatory reason or even no reason at all!