Rights of Employees
Parsippany - Troy Hills Lawyers Protecting Privacy at Work
Privacy at work is an extremely important employment law right. It includes the right to privacy when using company equipment such as computers, laptops, iPads and cell phones. It also includes the right to privacy in your office or at your workstation, as well as the right to privacy with respect to your medical records and other personal information. Likewise, it includes issues regarding random drug testing.
Like many aspects of employment law, the right to privacy in the workplace is not always black and white. It often requires a careful balancing of the employee’s right to privacy against the employer’s right to ensure employee safety and to promote efficiency. For example, companies have the right to monitor certain employee communications at work, but might need to warn employees about the forms of monitoring it is using. Similarly, random drug testing may be permissible for employees whose jobs require them to drive or use heavy machinery, but is much more restricted for employees whose jobs do not involve similar safety risks.
For more information about your legal rights, you might be interested in reading one of the following articles from The New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog:
- When Can a Private Company Require Random Drug Testing in New Jersey?
- Beware: Your Boss Might Read Your Posts on Social Networking Sites
- Employees' Private Communications With Lawyers on Company Computers Protected By Attorney-Client Privilege
- Targeting Alcoholic Employees for Drug Testing Can Violate New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
If you believe your employer has invaded your privacy at work or have a question about your legal right to workplace privacy, or if you have another employment law concern such as an issue regarding discrimination, harassment or retaliation at your job, we can help. Please contact us online or call us at (973) 744-4000.About Parsippany - Troy Hills, New Jersey
The Township of Parsippany - Troy Hills was formed in 1928. Today, it is the most populous municipality in Morris County, with 53,238 residents as of the 2010 census. It is home of the headquarters of Avis Budget Group and has large office of numerous other Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors and Intel Corporation.
The name Parsippany is derived from Parsippanong, a Lenni-Lenapi Indians word meaning “the place where the river winds through the valley.”Directions to Our Office From Parsippany - Troy Hills
Our office is easy to reach from Parsippany - Troy Hills. You can take I-80 East to exit 53 for Route 46 East. After 3.6 miles you will exit Route 46 onto Oak Hill Road. Turn right onto Valley Road and continue for 2.3 miles until you reach Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. Take a quick left onto Upper Montclair Plaza and you should see our office immediately on the right.
For more information about your employment law right or to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys please call us at (973) 744-4000.