I have been with the same company for nearly two years.
Today, I was presented with a contract I was told I am required to sign relating to what information my company can collect, store, and disclose about me.
I figured it would all be standard stuff that I would expect from any job (social security number, educational info, etc).
After reading it more closely, it says it would give them the right to collect, store, and share information about my religious beliefs, sexual orientation and habits, scans of my retina, political beliefs and affiliations, and a host of other things that I in no way consent to my company storing or sharing about me. My company is required to keep certain information about me in order to conduct business and comply with applicable law, and I'm fine with that. But there is no reason they need to know, store, or share with others any information pertaining to my thoughts on god or politics, or who I sleep with or how I vote. I do not work for the government or in any role that requires a security clearance of any kind. I am a technician in a call center.
My understanding is that if I don't sign this disclosure, I'm going to be terminated.
I am not a lawyer which is why I'm posting here, but I don't understand how that could be legal. The information they are demanding I allow them to record, keep and share has nothing to do with my job, and they are not required to collect or store it in order to employ me. What's next, demanding that I upload the contents of my journal nightly, or allow them to implant a tracking device in my body?
I would appreciate any advice I can get with this. There is no way I'm signing this thing, but I don't want to lose my job. Thank you.