Can UPS video or photograph drivers on area without consent?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Does anyone know if UPS can video or take pictures of the actual driver on route with that drivers consent?
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Do you mean without? Outside of the building, I would imagine it would depend on your states laws.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If you're out in public, anyone can video you. If they video you in your shower, they might have a problem.

    What are you doing that has you worried?
     
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    If they are recording your voice, you are dealing with 'Linda Tripp' issues.
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    But we all know the DIAD does that.....
     
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They can't use those recordings in Virginia!
     
  7. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Do I gotta tell you again? If you wear the aluminum foil helmet, they cannot record you!!
     
  8. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    They can only use them in NJ if 1 of the parties present is aware of the recording.
     
  9. sosocal

    sosocal New Member

    the answer is YES- anyone (including your employer) can video or photograph you while in public - Think about it - between traffic cameras and security cameras they are everywhere. Your employer can video tape you on there premises in any area that is assumed to be a public area (locker or bathrooms are the only exception in a UPS facilility I can think of). And they can place cameras in their vehicles and equiptment without your knowledge as long as it is reasonable to think the vehicle or equipment is not used to change clothes, relieve oneself, or otherewise compromise the individuals bodily privacy -- the example used in my law text was a contruction company puting cameras all around the worksight and in their work equiptment with the exception of the porta potties.
     
  10. Jigawatts

    Jigawatts Member

    True, in some states recording an individuals voice without their consent falls under some wire tapping statues.

    I guess you can record video all you want, as long as there's no audio.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Our new rearview camera's have a camera lens built into them. They said in the future they are going to use those camera's when a driver is in an accident to see what he was/wasn't doing at the time of the accident.
     
  12. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    They are already watching you through the back-up monitor in the cab! Why do you think it's tilted toward your face? Smile
     
  13. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Come on guys, just wear the aluminum foil hats and all is good!!
     
  14. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Well it would now, wouldn't it!
     
  15. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    When we catch them we call the law and report that someone in such a color (make/model of) car is stalking us and we give the location and where we are going next so they can pick them up. It makes you chuckle all day! "Expect the unexpected" Mr. Supervisor!:happy-very:
     
  16. FEGuy

    FEGuy Member

    That's a simple question with a simple answer: Yes.
     
  17. upser01

    upser01 New Member

    I was delivering in a small two level medical building the other day and all of a sudden out from the bushes came this rookie Stupervisor/ZipperButt. I had to laugh. What an idiot.
     
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I had to laugh............ one of our drivers told our OR that if 'UPS' puts a camera in her truck they were gonna see her peeing a dozen times a day. :surprised:
     
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That stalker one was used here a few times. Very funny. I was pulling into Price chopper one day and recognized a truck sitting 'out of place at Applebees. At 9am, not many people park where he was and stay in the vehicle the whole time I was shopping. I saw the driver a few stores down and walked down to have a chat. Cover driver that 'the company' doesn't like. I pointed out the truck to him. About 2 hours later on the back side of the city where his resi's are, he saw the truck, again. Called his relative who was a city cop. He didn't see the truck after that. I hear a nice chat took place somewhere on his route. Nothing was ever said to him.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Let's see--- you are an employee of UPS who is being paid to drive a UPS vehicle while wearing a UPS uniform--short answer--yes, you can be video taped and/or photographed while on area without your consent.