Electronic Surveillance Essay
Roy Basile, J.D
October 23, 2011
Explain where an employee can reasonably expect to have privacy in the workplace. Obviously, employee privacy should not be an issue when it comes to a restroom or a locker room facility. This would invade personal privacy and has been upheld by numerous cases in a court of law. But any other parts of the grounds of the company are considered public areas and can have surveillance monitoring. Any areas where business can occur are fair game to monitor by either camera or microphone. Courts have upheld that parking lots and break rooms on the premises are still under the jurisdiction of the company.
In the office workplace there are …show more content…
Explain to what extent an employer can engage in electronic surveillance of employees. Any e-mail that is sent or received over the employer's network is fully accessible to the employer. The employer can read and make copies of the contents of e-mail and can do so even after the employee has deleted them. Like e-mail, the employee essentially has no right to privacy regarding Internet access over the employer's