Workplace Monitoring: Methods, Ethics & Laws


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Which amendment protects federal employees from some types of workplace monitoring?

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1. What federal law is concerned with data collected electronically?

2. Which of the following are methods that employers use to monitor employees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your level of understanding of workplace monitoring. You should be familiar with information such as why employers use workplace monitoring and something that is illegal for the employer to monitor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the assessment tools to understand information such as:

  • The federal law that is involved with electronic data
  • Methods employers use to monitor employees
  • The reasoning behind workplace monitoring
  • The amendment that protects employees from certain workplace monitoring
  • Actions that are illegal for employers to monitor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on workplace monitoring
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the federal law that is involved with collection of electronic data
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amendment that protects employees from certain workplace monitoring actions

Additional Learning

To learn more about workplace monitoring, go over the lesson titled Workplace Monitoring: Methods, Ethics & Laws. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what workplace monitoring is
  • Review the different federal acts that relate to workplace monitoring
  • Learn about different ways employers monitor employees such as through email or telephone
  • Recall the difference between ethical and unethical monitoring