Privacy & Technology

Monitoring Of Technology Use

Outten & Golden attorneys are experienced in advising employees about their right to use various technologies in the workplace and helping them challenge unlawful enforcements of employer-instituted technology use and monitoring policies.

Employees may need clarification of their computer-use rights to determine whether their online activities, such as social networking and blogging, are protected in and outside of the workplace. Some employer-promulgated technology policies may be overly broad in this regard, or may unlawfully seek to permit an employer to monitor and access employees’ password-protected online communications. Similarly, an employer may attempt to enforce a seemingly lawful computer use policy in an unlawful manner, such as if the employer monitored an employees’ technology use in retaliation against the employee for exercising protected rights. The attorneys at Outten & Golden advocate for employees in these situations.