If I’m working as an IC at an autism center and was just informed they will begin videotaping our sessions with the kids, is this legal without my permission?

I’m not comfortable with this at all.

Asked on August 29, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal without your permission. An employer may videotape employees and work at will, without the employee's consent, so long as they either inform that employee they are doing this and/or make the video cameras so obvious that any reasonable person would see that they are being videotaped. And, of course, they cannot videotape in rest rooms, changing or locker rooms, etc.

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