This question has already been answered here - Can an employer demand that you turn on your video camera during a conference call when you are working from home?
But it was specific for the United States.
An element of my family works as a Contractor for a company, for several years, and now while working from home since last year, the company is starting to push everyone into "turning on the camera by default if possible, so we can see when someone is confused", or "every Friday we will now have a 'coffee break' meeting, and camera is required", etc...
The person in question isn't comfortable at all with that, and would like to keep camera turned off at all times, as always has been so far.
I'd like to know if a company in Ireland can require their workers to turn the camera on during conference calls.
The person has a laptop provided by the company.