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The author draws upon Privacy and Freedom (Westin, Athenaeum, 1967) to identify three surveillance techniques: observation, extraction and reproduction, and to discuss the propriety of each as a detection, control or evaluative device in the workplace. Surveillance by extraction, including polygraph testing and personality testing, is condemned as overly invasive and unreliable. Surveillance by reproduction …

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Discussion of the arbitrator’s power; arbitrators’ role in protecting individual rights; and the applicability of court decisions on due process to arbitration. The author suggests that the importance of the arbitration process to employee rights warrants incorporating some recognized due process safeguards.

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