An Employment Law Firm Dedicated To Employees’ Rights
Most employees expect to lose a degree of privacy when at work. After all, employers have an interest in supervising and monitoring work to keep an eye on productivity. However, employees still have a reasonable expectation to privacy, and employers frequently cross the line.
At Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law PC, we have worked to protect the rights of employees in Indianapolis and across Indiana. As one of the state’s most recognized and successful employment lawyers, Stephanie Jane Hahn has long lobbied for employee privacy rights and has worked to protect clients against infringements by employers.
Defending Your Right To Workplace Privacy
Several considerations and questions come into play regarding an employee’s privacy, including:
- Can my employer regulate what I say on social media?
- Can my employer monitor my work calls? Private calls?
- Can my employer monitor or regulate conversations on my work cellphone?
- If I use my personal email at work, will it be monitored?
- Can my employer drug-test me at will?
Social Media Use
Many, if not most, employers monitor the social media use of applicants and even current employees. But the National Labor Relations Board has heard many recent complaints regarding the regulation of social media. Employees may have a reasonable right to expect privacy in that regard. In fact, some states have already passed laws prohibiting employers from requesting social media passwords.
The Electronics Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) places limits on what information employers may collect from phone calls. But workplaces can step over the line and infringe on an employee’s privacy rights by monitoring personal calls and voicemail.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
You should expect some degree of privacy in the workplace. Attorney Stephanie Jane Hahn can review your claim and discuss with you your options for moving forward.