My company wants to make videos of each employee performing their job to analyze the most efficient way to perform a job. I don’t want a video of myself being recorded then later viewed by employees or future employees throughout the world as a training video. Can I refuse?

Rita Risser Chai replies:

More and more employers are asking well-qualified employees to make videos to train others. Some employees feel very honored to be so chosen. Others feel it is an invasion of privacy. However, the employer has the right to video its employees at work in this manner. If you refuse, the employer might honor your feelings, or they could fire you. Good luck.

Posted 12-10-2018

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