Notice on Employer Surveillance

Workers are exposed to many types of privacy-invasive monitoring in their workplaces. These include drug testing, closed-circuit video monitoring, Internet monitoring and filtering, E-mail monitoring, instant message monitoring, phone monitoring, location monitoring, personality and psychological testing, and keystroke logging. While employers have an interest in some monitoring to address security issues, sexual harassment and other concerns, employees also have the right to know what kinds of monitoring are being imposed on them.   Especially as technology continues to increase the kinds of monitoring employees experience, employees need better information about what monitoring is happening and they need legal recourse for illegal monitoring by their employers.