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By ninemsn staff
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Air date: Monday, March 4, 2013
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They're the private eyes posing as co-workers to spy on you while you work.

Now, A Current Affair reveals the incredible lengths employers are going to in order to catch you out.

CGU statement:
An error was made for which we have previously apologised to the people concerned for any distress that may have been caused.

Surveillance is a common procedure undertaken on workers compensation investigations and is conducted in a way that does not breach privacy laws or regulations.

We have destroyed all our videos and reports related to this surveillance In accordance with standard company procedures.

Statement from Wyndham Council CEO, Kerry Thompson:
Wyndham Council had received a number of complaints about our Parks service and therefore commissioned an investigation into those concerns. The investigation uncovered a range of activities considered to be serious misconduct.

Council applied the disciplinary policy, notified the people of the allegations and gave them four days to consider and prepare their response. Council then agreed to two requests from the ASU for more time.

This process has culminated in five staff no longer being employed by Wyndham City.

Suggestions of coercion from the investigator are not only scurrilous, but demonstrate a complete lack of accountability from those involved.

Due to the seriousness of the misconduct, I am unable to detail the matters specifically as I would not wish to further damage the reputations of the staff involved. The misconduct was varied amongst the staff, with the most serious potentially resulting in criminal charges. This is therefore a matter for the police and I am not in a position to comment.

It is my role to ensure that ratepayer’s money is spent appropriately, and allowing staff to engage in conduct that could pose a risk to safety and/or reduce productivity cannot be tolerated.

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