Workplace Privacy Rights for Employees in Africa and the Middle East

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Program Description

Employers and employees are facing new challenges about privacy issues that often are in conflict with each other. Just how far can an employee expect his/her rights to be protected in the workplace? Can an employer demand health related tests? Share personal records? Monitor social media records and emails? For employers with operations in Africa and the Middle East, this webinar will provide useful insight to and guidance on potential challenges and solutions on the following:

  • Can an employer:
  • Direct applicants to undergo health-related tests before hiring or require employees to do the same for the purposes of continued employment?
  • Share personnel records and information with prospective employers?
  • Monitor emails and social media platforms in evaluating the behavior of an employee?
  • Discipline an employee who criticizes the employer on social media?
  • What are the remedies available for breach of privacy in the workplace?


  • Sonal Sejpal, Moderator, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mary Ekemezie, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Sara Khoja, Clyde & Co, Dubai, UAE
  • Rachel Mwanje Musoke, MMAKS Advocates, Kampala, Uganda
  • Mohamed Oulkhouir, CWA Morocco, Casablanca, Morocco