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Shifts: Don't display reason for absence

Desired Outcome:

When employees request time off, give Managers the option to not display the reason given to the rest of the team. I.e. Make the reason (= color and icon) for the absence visible to Managers only.

Reason:

Right now even personal reasons such as sickness are publicly accessible to anyone. E.g. another employee could therefore track why a colleague is not in the office that day and draw conclusions about personal matters such as their Health from it. This would require consent from every employee; this consent is freely withdrawable under GDPR. One employee alone could therefore block the use of Shifts in Teams even after rollout. To comply with GDPR-requirements, please make the aforementioned change.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Disclosing the reason might also contravene privacy laws in many provinces in Canada.
    There are privacy implications here that Microsoft is not recognizing or respecting.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Perhaps should not be just manager's option; there should be ability to set an organisation-wide rule? Plus maybe just do this anyway with the default being that only managers can see reasons, unless there is an override by a specific manager (with individual user's active consent required before information shown)

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