Is employee conduct or disciplinary standings protected information in B.C.?
November 16, 2012 2:28 PM Subscribe
[YANML] Are private sector managers in British Columbia restricted in what they can discuss amongst themselves with regards to employee's conduct or disciplinary actions taken as a result?
posted by pahalial to Law & Government (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I understand that PIPA protects employee confidentiality around "personal information", which very clearly covers things such as health information and financials. However I'm much less clear on whether anything limits the disclosure/discussion of employee conduct, especially within a given organization. PIPA would seem by my reading to exclude it as being part of the unprotected "work product information." However, it could be argued that information about disciplinary action is personal in nature.
I was not able to find anything addressing this in the Canadian Labour Standards regulation. Can anyone point me to applicable law/regulation/rulings around this, or publicly documented (specific) best practice?