Can an employer read your email, monitor your phone calls, or fire you because of what you post on your Facebook page? Is drug testing legal? How about workplace searches and surveillance cameras? Workplace privacy has been a hot topic for a while now — especially these days, when technology has blurred the clear line that used to separate our work and our private lives. This section explains some of the rules that govern privacy issues at work.
Can I Be Fired For Something I Posted on My Facebook Page?
There are some legal protections for employees who are fired or disciplined for their online posts.
Breach of Confidentiality of Personnel Records
Your employer is legally obligated to keep certain employee records private.