Workplace Investigations and Employee Privacy

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Workplace Investigations

When a theft or threat occurs in the workplace, an employer seek t resolve the situation by perform an investigation. In so doing, the employer must also keep in mind that employees possess a right to privacy. Generally, the extent to which an employer can conduct a search will depend upon the seriousnss and urgency of the problem at issue.

What Might be Acceptable Conduct in a Workplace Investigation?

Here are a  number of general considerations for properly performing a workplace investigation:

What Should I Do if My Employer has Violated My Privacy Rights?

If your privacy rights have been violated by your employer, you should consult an attorney specializing in employment law. Your attorney will help you understand your rights and may be able to develop a case for damages against your employer.

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Last Modified: 08-07-2013 03:04 PM PDT

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