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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/12/2004

PIPEDA trumps fake-injury video evidence

Barrie, Ont.

— A driver claiming to have a back injury managed to overturn his dismissal by using PIPEDA, the federal privacy legislation, to argue the employer, Rosedale Transport, violated his privacy by videotaping him off-hours. The videotape showed Michael Ross loading furniture onto a pickup truck on the day he was moving to a new house. The adjudicator agreed with the privacy argument. If Rosedale suspected Ross of malingering, it should have requested an independent medical examination instead of hiring a private investigator, the adjudicator said.

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