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  • Conner Lantz
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    Hi There!
    BC Employer here.
    I have received a request from a private investigator on behalf of ICBC to provide information on a former employee who was in a car accident. I have confirmed with ICBC that the investigator is working on their behalf. The questions asked are pretty in-depth and they want me to sign a “Consent for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information.” I am concerned about a PIPA violation. Are employers required to disclose employee information to investigators working for ICBC? What information am I obligated to disclose?

    Conner Lantz
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    Post count: 4836

    Until there is a legal affidavit requesting information, you are under no obligation to share any employee data.
    It is not uncommon for ICBC to try and assess a person’s salary, mobility, and tenure for settlement purposes. For example, they may ask if an older employee had mentioned retirement; they may ask if the employee was on track to become a manager.
    It’s recommended that you contact the employee and let them know what ICBC is requesting, if the employee approves the information being shared, then it is moot; but the employee’s legal counsel may have other plans/ideas. Otherwise, treat the request like you would a background check and share only necessary information (worked how long, title, responsibilities).

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