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September 2017 Archives

Do I have any privacy rights at work, or not?

In general, when it comes to your workplace, you should assume that you have less privacy rights than you would in your own home. This much should be obvious. But there are ways where this idea is trickier than others. So let's take a look at the rights you have as an employee when it comes to privacy.

Police officer files wrongful termination claim

A former police officer that was fired from his job in April 2015 filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in October of that year against the department for their retaliatory actions. The former officer claims that the police launched an investigation into his personal social connections with the wife of a friend of the city manager. The lawsuit claims that if a supervisor can dictate how an employee spends his or her time in a private, social setting, then it violates his or her First Amendment rights.