Fairfield, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: Invasion of privacy @ work

I left my purse on counter at work went to change into street clothes, while I was gone one of s my co-workers looked in my purse thought they saw something suspicious took a picture of my purse with their cell phone, sent to the manager. All turned out as it was not what they thought. Opening the side compartment of my purse taking a picture is this an invasion of work privacy?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Benjamin Hill
Benjamin Hill
  • Woodland Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: While your privacy rights were violated, the party who violated those rights was your co-worker. This year, however, California passed several new laws to protect employee privacy. To read more about these new laws, please visit -- http://employerdefenseattorney.com/employer-use-of-social-media/

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