Privacy and employment decisions.

dc.contributor.authorScholes, V.
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I outline the ethical problems raised by a claim that employers may drug test employees in the name of productivity. I then look more widely at the issues involved in seeking productivity information for employment decisions, and sketch out the conflict between liberty and privacy interests. After reviewing some ideas on the ethical value of privacy, I offer some discussion of this conflict and raise questions on the nature of employment positions, as well as taking a brief look at some current New Zealand legislation in terms of the information protections it may provide for employees.
dc.identifier.citationScholes, V. (2005). Privacy and employment decisions. In Australasian Association for Philosophy (New Zealand Division), Dunedin, New Zealand.
dc.subjectApplied ethics
dc.subjectNew Zealand privacy legislation
dc.subject.other220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
dc.subject.other440104 Applied Ethics (incl. Bioethics and Environmental Ethics)
dc.subject.other350201 Human Resources Management
dc.subject.other350203 Industrial Relations
dc.titlePrivacy and employment decisions.
dc.typeConference Paper
opnz.formatAustralasian Association for Philosophy (New Zealand Division)
opnz.hasVersionDunedin, New Zealand