March 11, 2014

California Supreme Court Identifies Guidelines For Surveillance In The Workplace

California Employment Law Update

The California Supreme Court held in Hernandez v. Hillsides that the defendant employer did not violate employee privacy rights by installing a hidden camera aimed at catching a person viewing online pornography in the workplace after business hours. The Court found that while employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the workplace, that right has limits and it does not prevent employers from conducting covert video surveillance in the workplace under certain limited circumstances.