The Top Misconceptions about Privacy at Work

April 29th, 2014

Bloggers and social network users alike are well-advised to be mindful about what they post to the Internet regarding their jobs, companies, or co-workers.

Most of us go about our day-to-day business probably not thinking much about the right to privacy at work. We understand, on some level, that employers are legally entitled to monitor our communications on work-owned equipment. Generally speaking, though, that fact doesn’t have a huge impact on us until some serious, work-related incident arises wherein an employer demonstrates how much latitude they’re legally granted to monitor what employees do at work. This post is designed to help you avoid such incidents – and such unwelcome surprises – by helping you understand your privacy rights at work and exactly how far employers can go in monitoring your activities on the job. What might surprise you most is that in some states, employers can go beyond the monitoring of work-related activities and intrude into the personal lives of workers as well.

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