Employee Privacy Rights: Limitations To Monitoring, Surveillance And Other Technological Searches In The Private Workplace

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by Wendi S. Lazar and Lauren E. Schwartzreich
Practising Law Institute
June 23, 2011

Wendi S. Lazar and former associate Lauren Schwartzreich, PLI Institute, June 23, 2011

This article by O&G partner Wendi S. Lazar and former associate Lauren Schwartzreich surveys the current law related to employee privacy and technology in the workplace. As technology and employees' uses of it have developed, so have employers' surveillance of and intrusion into those uses. The article reviews the legal system's response, considering federal statutes and cases as well as state law, and discusses likely future developments in this area.