HR Policies & Employment Legislation
Sample Policies on Common HR Topics
A policy helps an organization to balance its need to collect, use and disclose personal information about its employees with their right to privacy.
Canada has two federal privacy laws:
The Privacy Act
The Privacy Act obliges 150 federal government departments and agencies to respect privacy rights by limiting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Individuals can access and request correction of personal information about themselves held by these federal government organizations.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
PIPEDA defines how private sector organizations may collect, use or disclose personal information during commercial activities. Individuals can access and request correction of the personal information these organizations may have collected about them.
Information from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on privacy in the workplace.
Information from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on the application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
A PDF guide prepared by Imagine Canada on privacy legislation for fundraising professionals and non-profit organizations in Canada.