Woman to pay employer over 3 lakh for 'wasting time' at work after spy software detects disparity in duty hours

Woman to pay employer over 3 lakh for 'wasting time' at work after spy software detects disparity in duty hours

Karlee Besse, a woman who worked as an accountant with a Reach CPA, accused her company of firing her without reason.

Many companies at present are offering work-from-home options to their employees. Though it started with the coronavirus pandemic, the option seems to be sticking around. Apart from allowing employees to work out of their comfort zone, it prevents the wastage of time in travelling. However, the remote work setup has its disadvantages too. While some employers are as productive as working from an office, others are not.

Acknowledging the latter, some smart employers have found ways to prevent people from abusing remote work privilege. Recently, a woman was ordered to pay Rs 3 lakh to her former employer for wasting time while working remotely.

Woman to pay employer over 3 lakh for 'wasting time' at work after spy software detects disparity in duty hours
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A woman named Karlee Besse worked as an accountant in British Columbia. However, she was sacked. Soon after, the woman came out to claim that her former employer Reach CPA fired her without any reason. She also demanded Rs 3,03 lakh (5,000 Canadian dollars), including unpaid wages and severance from her employer. To her surprise, the employer revealed that she had manipulated working hours. The company claimed that though the woman recorded over 50 hours of working time, she had not spent it all on work.

Further, the employer stated that a software called TimeCamp was set up to track the activities of the employee. The company said that the software record did not match Besse's timesheets.

Following the company's revelations, Besse stated that the software did not recognise the difference between her work and personal time. She added that she used a hard copy to work.

But Besse's claims were dismantled by the company after the organisation proved the efficiency of the software. Consequently, the woman was ordered by the judge to pay her ex-employer.

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