Electronic Surveillance

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Electronic Surveillance of Employee
Professor Cowan
LEG 500
April 24 2011

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Where an employee can reasonably expect to have privacy in the workplace ……………….. 1

Explain whether it makes a difference if an employee is in an open area or in an enclosed office………………………………………………………………………………………..….. 2

Explain if Herman’s need to know whether his salespersons are honest is a sufficient ground for utilizing electronic surveillance………………………………………………………….......2, 3

Explain to what extent an employer can engage in electronic surveillance of employees…………………………………………………………………………….……….3, 4

Explain to what extent the inclusion of innocent, unaware third –parties in such surveillance determines whether it is legal……………………………………………………….…….…...4, 5

Reference Cited………………………………………………………...…………Reference Page

Electronic Surveillance Page 1

Explain where an employee can reasonably except to have privacy in the workplace. Based on the fact that the United States doesn’t have a comprehensive law that protects privacy, there is almost no where in the work place that is private. Most laws give the employer the ability to monitor their employees as long as they have a valid reason for their monitoring. With the advance tin technology employer’s ability to monitor their employees has expanded over last 20 years. Employers have the right to monitor telephone calls, computer usage, electronic mail, voice mail, and video monitoring. Most employee telephone calls are monitored for client and customers reasons of quality service. The majority of state laws ensure that the employee is informed of their phone being monitored before usage. Employee computer monitor can also be monitored by their employer by use of software that allows the employer to view the screen while in use. E-mails and all voice mails that are sent on employer’s…...

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